Public Figure Profiles

Royden G. Derrick

Royden Glade Derrick (September 7, 1915 – December 7, 2009) was an American industrialist and general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1976 until his death.

Derrick was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended LDS Business College for a time and later registered at the University of Utah (U of U) in 1934. However, with his desire to serve as a missionary for the LDS Church, he quit school in the spring of 1936 to work full time in order to prepare for that opportunity. In 1945, he established the Western Steel Company, a steel manufacturing company in Utah that grew to be the largest steel fabricator between the Mississippi River and the west coast, and was later acquired by Joy Manufacturing in 1974. He later served on the U of U's board of trustees and was also awarded an honorary doctorate by the school in 1965. In 1973, he was awarded the Jesse Knight Industrial Citizenship Award from Brigham Young University (BYU).

From 1966 to 1971, Derrick was the second assistant to David Lawrence McKay in the general superintendency of the LDS Church's Sunday School organization. From 1973 to 1976, Derrick was president of the church's England Leeds Mission, and from 1976 to 1977 he was president of the Ireland Dublin Mission.

In 1976, when the church's First Quorum of Seventy was reconstituted, Derrick became one of the original members. From 1980 to 1984, he was one of the seven presidents of the seventy. Derrick served as a general authority until 1989, when he was designated as an emeritus general authority. From 1984 to 1987, while serving as a general authority, Derrick was president of the Seattle Temple.

The planetarium at BYU's College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences is named the Royden G. Derrick Planetarium.Derrick died at his home in Salt Lake City of causes incident to age.

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Some of their strengths

Royden G. Derrick has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Caring, Passionate, Curious, Confident, Energetic, and Extroverted.

Smart and Sophisticated

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Royden G. Derrick is someone who is a smart, sophisticated, and organized person who displays kindness and grace in every day interactions, and who also has a passionate soul. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Charming and Sophisticated

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

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Royden G. Derrick as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Charismatic and Instinctual

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Royden G. Derrick is someone who handles stress better than most people, and who tends to have a powerful charisma and convictions.

They are also someone who is intuitive, imaginative, and an agent of change, and who is always dreaming of life's great possibilities and partnering with people to try to achieve those possibilities.

Altruistic and Purposeful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Royden G. Derrick tends to be someone who has a desire to be of service to a higher calling and who is always trying to perfect things. Who can be practical and polished, reserved and methodical, and who tends to trust internal judgment before trusting anyone else at face value.

Some of Royden G. Derrick's challenges

While Royden G. Derrick has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Royden G. Derrick can be Arrogant, Emotional, Unrealistic, Difficult, Perfectionist, Status-seeking, and Standoffish.

Difficult and Perfectionist

One of Royden G. Derrick's key challenges is that they are someone who can be difficult and too much of a perfectionist.

Irritable and Moody

Royden G. Derrick is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Critical and Bossy

Finally, Royden G. Derrick also can be too focused on the small details of life, try to control whatever is happening, and be finicky and demanding.

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