By PAMELA JO GRUNDVIG
Elder Richard G. Scott is the keynote speaker of the CES Symposium at 6:15 p.m. in the Marriott Center today.
Elder Scott was called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Oct. 1, 1988, after serving in the presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy for five years.
He has served the LDS Church as a stake clerk in the Washington, D.C., stake; president of the Argentine North Mission; counselor in the Washington, D.C., stake presidency; Regional Representative; and member of the First Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Scott is known as a prominent mechanical engineer and a specialist in nuclear energy. Professionally, he has worked as an engineer for Westinghouse, the Naval Nuclear Program and as senior engineer at MTR Associates in Washington, D.C.
After receiving his degree in mechanical engineering from George Washington University in 1950, Elder Scott served a three-year mission to Uruguay.
He married the late Jeanene Watkins July 18, 1953, in the Manti Temple. He is the father of seven children, five of whom are living.
Born Nov. 7, 1928, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Kenneth L. and Mary Whittle Scott, he was raised as the second son in a family of five boys and spent most of his youth growing up in Washington, D.C.