Elder David B. Haight was a WW II veteran and a Navy Commander. Additionally he was a businessman and politician. He was born on 2 September 1906 in Oakley, Idaho. In his life he also did business and was a politician.
Here is an interesting article about Elder David B. Haight. This article highlights his absolute devotion to the Lord and His work. He became great because "he is able to forget himself and to throw everything into the task at hand."