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Brough, R. Clayton (Robert Clayton)


biographical statement

R. Clayton Brough otherwise known as Richard Brough

R. Clayton Brough was born in Los Angeles California on May 29, 1950 because he is still living, we are unable to identify exactly who his parents are. He received his bachelors in 1974 and masters in 1975 both in geography at Brigham Young University and continued doing climate research throughout his life. After graduating he was a weather reporter and climatologist at KTVX-ABC4 TV from 1980-2008. During this time he both taught at public schools in Utah and in universities such as Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. He also contributed significantly to the literature on climate and science throughout his time as a professor. Along with his educational studies he also engaged in family history and was the Chief Genealogist for the Brough Family Organization. After about 30 years of work he retired in 2012 but still continues to work on family history to this day. He married his wife Ethel Mickelson and had 4 children after moving from california to Provo, Utah. Currently he is still living in Utah With his wife Ethel.

Clayton-brough, Via WWW, December 14, 2022 (R.Clayton Brough, Geographer; Briefography & Photos; Taught at BYU and at University of Utah; Climate research; Bachelor's degree in climatology; Wife Ethel Mickelson; 4 Children)

Clayton-brough, Via WWW, December 14,2022 (Resume of R. Clayson Brough; Professor at BYU and University of Utah; chief climatologist for the Brough family Organization; Retired at 2012; Taught at public schools)

ABC4, Via WWW, December 14,2022 (archives. A tribute to Clayton Brough’s 30 years on Utah Television; Reporter and Climatologist at KTVX-ABC4 TV)

The Salt Lake Tribune, Via WWW, December 14, 2022 (Does it really always rain on conference weekend?; March 26, 2011; Information about how he helped the church; professor at BYU and University of Utah)

DeseretNews, Via, WWW, December 14, 2022 (Clayton Brough; Wife Ethel Mickelson; 4 children; born in Los Angeles California; B. May, 29, 1950)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

R. Clayton Brough photographs and negatives of Mosida, Utah

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 125
Scope and Contents

Collection of photographs assembled by Brough during the preparation of his book on Mosida, Utah. Includes 23 photographs and 12 safety film negatives, with images of Mosida and its irrigation facilities. Photographic processes possibly include sulfur-toned DOP, albumen, matte albumen, platinum, sepia paltinotype, gold-toned matte collodion, gelatin silver, collodion POP, and tintypes. Dated approximately 1919.

Dates: approximately 1919