Public Figure Profiles

Robert L. Simpson

Robert Leatham Simpson (August 8, 1915 – April 15, 2003) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1961 until his death.

Simpson served as a missionary in the church's New Zealand Mission as a young adult. In the 1950s, Simpson returned to New Zealand as the mission president.

Simpson studied at Santa Monica City College. He also was trained in the Technical Training Communication program held at Yale University during World War II. Simpson and his wife, Jelaire Chandler, were the parents of three children.

Simpson became a general authority of the church in 1961 when he was asked to be the first counselor to Presiding Bishop John H. Vandenburg. Simpson served in this capacity until he and Vandenburg were released and made Assistants to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1972. In this position, Simpson was the managing director of LDS Social Services (now renamed Family Services) from 1972 to 1974. In 1974, he became the head of the Melchizedek Priesthood MIA. In 1975, Simpson became the temporary president of the church's London Mission, replacing a president who became ill. When the calling of Assistant to the Twelve was discontinued in 1976, Simpson was added to the First Quorum of the Seventy, where he served until 1989, when he was made an emeritus general authority and relieved of full-time church duties.

As a member of the Seventy, Simpson served at various times as managing director of the church's Temple Department, president of the Pacific Area, president of the Los Angeles California Temple, a member of the general presidency of the Young Men Organization, as president of the England London East Mission, and as general president of the Sunday School.

Simpson died in St. George, Utah.

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Some of their strengths

Robert L. Simpson has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Imaginative, Confident, Extroverted, Passionate, Intuitive, and Creative.

Bold and Confident

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Robert L. Simpson is someone who is a bold, confident, energetic, and optimistic person, who is able to combine personal warmth and charisma with intelligence. A person who seems to identify with family, heritage and ancestry.

Charming and Sophisticated

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Robert L. Simpson well know them as someone who can be classy, glamorous, and worldly, like jewelry.

Productive and Perseverent

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Robert L. Simpson as someone who is productive, persevering, deliberate, and direct.

A person who is creative, has good luck with work and money, good listening skills, good relationships with people at work, is a good teacher or counselor, and who is good at organizing groups, teams, or causes.

Perceptive and Visionary

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Robert L. Simpson is someone who has a natural awareness about what is going on in the surrounding environment and the world at large, and a refined vision of how to navigate it.

They are also someone who is reflective, mysterious, and purposeful, who enjoys quiet and solo work, and who thrives in positions where there is no need to report to someone else.

Creative and Leadership-oriented

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Robert L. Simpson tends to be someone who is a natural leader, with determination, motivational powers, and who takes obligations seriously. Who has charisma, a sense of humor, and who tends to attract attention.

Some of Robert L. Simpson's challenges

While Robert L. Simpson has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Robert L. Simpson can be Arrogant, Emotional, Stubborn, Status-seeking, Standoffish, Idle, and Possessive.

Arrogant and Status-seeking

One of Robert L. Simpson's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as arrogant and status-seeking.

Possessive and Stubborn

Robert L. Simpson is someone who can be possessive, jealous, inflexible, and stubborn, can have a habit of being a frivolous spender, and who can feel insecure or cynical in romantic relationships and have difficulty forming productive personal and professional partnerships.

Domineering and Stubborn

Finally, Robert L. Simpson also can be too rebellious, not respond to criticism well, and be too emotional and extreme about things.

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