Leader Biography

Elder Larry Echo Hawk

Elder Larry Echo Hawk was sustained a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 31, 2012, at age 63.

Elder Echo Hawk received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 1970 and a Juris Doctor degree in law from the University of Utah in 1973. A member of the Pawnee Nation, Elder Echo Hawk was elected attorney general of Idaho in 1990, the first American Indian in U.S. history elected as a state attorney general. He had served as the Bannock County prosecuting attorney since 1986. Before that, he served two consecutive terms in the Idaho House of Representatives, from 1982 to 1986. He subsequently worked as a law professor at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. At the time of his call to the Seventy, he was serving as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior.

Elder Echo Hawk has served in numerous Church callings, including bishop, high priests group instructor, and stake president.

Larry Echo Hawk was born in Cody, Wyoming, on August 2, 1948. He married Teresa Joanne Pries in December 1968. They are the parents of six children and reside in Arlington, Virginia.


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