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Porter, Larry C.


Biographical History

Larry C. Porter (1933- ) is professor emeritus of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University.

Larry C. Porter was born in Salt Lake City on January 7 1933. After attending Utah State University in 1951 majoring in History and minoring in Political Science while serving in the ROTC, he eventually served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northern States Mission; he served in states including Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. After returning from his mission, he completed his Masters at Brigham Young University majoring in History of Religion with an emphasis on History. Between the late 1960s to the 1980s, he served as a member of the Church Educational System where he wrote various papers and books concerning Church history topics such as the life of Joseph Smith and the Brigham Young family.

Citation:, January 6, 2017 (Larry C. Porter is professor emeritus of BYU, authoring various articles on Church History)., January 6, 2017 (b. January 7, 1933)

UPB files, January 6, 2017 (Attended Utah State, majoring in History, minoring in Political Science, and serving in the ROTC; served a mission in the Northern States Mission; Masters in Church history at BYU, eventually becoming a professor who authored various works on topics on Church History.)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Oral history interview with Larry C. Porter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232563335]
Identifier: MSS 8958
Scope and Contents

Collection contains an audiocassette and printed transcript of Susan Easton Black's interview with Larry Porter on his personal history. The oral history covers Larry C. Porter's time at Utah State University in 1951, his dealings with Truman Madsen, and his time as a member of the faculty at Brigham Young University. Materials dated January 2007.

Dates: 2007 January