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Lyon, Ted

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1939-

Biographical History

Ted Lyon (b. 1939) is a researcher, writer, and ecclesiastical leader in Latin America.

Thomas Edgar (Ted) Lyon, Jr. was born on May 13, 1939 in Salt Lake City to T. Edgar Lyon and Laura Hermana Forsberg. He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor's degree in Spanish Literature. He subsequently received a scholarship to study at the University of California-Los Angeles and attained his doctorate there. During his academic career, Lyon taught at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Wisconsin, and finally at Brigham Young University in the Spanish department. During his stay at BYU, Lyon wrote several publications in the form of books and articles, which were published mainly in South America. With his wife, Cheryl, Lyon served for three years as a mission president in Osorno, Chile from 1996 to 1999. Shortly thereafter, Lyon was called to serve as a MTC president in Santiago, Chile from 2002 to 2004. In 2006, Lyon was named Honorary Consul of Chile, a position expected to last five years. Additionally, Lyon has traveled to every Spanish-speaking country in Latin America. Among these visits, Lyon participated in service projects in Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Lyon and wife Cheryl have five children and multiple grandchildren. He currently resides in South America and holds permanent resident status in Chile.

Citation:
BYU Faculty Biographical Files, UA 909

Bitton, Davis. Oral History Program: T. Edgar Lyon. Interviewed November 1974-January 1975, Salt Lake City, Utah

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

John Lyon bound journals and records, 1849-1884

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1595 Series 1
Scope and Contents note From the Collection:

Manuscripts of John Lyon and research materials assembled by his great grandson, T. Edgar Lyon, Jr., for a biography of John Lyon. The items include personal history documents (1853-1903); stories and poems (1824-1887); journals (1849-1884); photographic material (1850-1906); correspondence (1849-1878); and a scrapbook of obituaries and published articles by and about John Lyon.

Dates: Other: 1849-1884

John Lyon miscellaneous manuscripts, 1824-1896

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1595 Series 3
Scope and Contents note From the Collection:

Manuscripts of John Lyon and research materials assembled by his great grandson, T. Edgar Lyon, Jr., for a biography of John Lyon. The items include personal history documents (1853-1903); stories and poems (1824-1887); journals (1849-1884); photographic material (1850-1906); correspondence (1849-1878); and a scrapbook of obituaries and published articles by and about John Lyon.

Dates: Other: 1824-1896

John Lyon photographs, 1835-1906

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1595 Series 2
Scope and Contents note From the Collection:

Manuscripts of John Lyon and research materials assembled by his great grandson, T. Edgar Lyon, Jr., for a biography of John Lyon. The items include personal history documents (1853-1903); stories and poems (1824-1887); journals (1849-1884); photographic material (1850-1906); correspondence (1849-1878); and a scrapbook of obituaries and published articles by and about John Lyon.

Dates: Other: 1835-1906

John Lyon research collection by T. Edgar [Ted] Lyon Jr, 1803-1863

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1595 Series 4
Scope and Contents note From the Collection:

Manuscripts of John Lyon and research materials assembled by his great grandson, T. Edgar Lyon, Jr., for a biography of John Lyon. The items include personal history documents (1853-1903); stories and poems (1824-1887); journals (1849-1884); photographic material (1850-1906); correspondence (1849-1878); and a scrapbook of obituaries and published articles by and about John Lyon.

Dates: Other: 1803-1863

John Lyon research files, 1803-1906

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1595 Series 5
Scope and Contents note From the Collection:

Manuscripts of John Lyon and research materials assembled by his great grandson, T. Edgar Lyon, Jr., for a biography of John Lyon. The items include personal history documents (1853-1903); stories and poems (1824-1887); journals (1849-1884); photographic material (1850-1906); correspondence (1849-1878); and a scrapbook of obituaries and published articles by and about John Lyon.

Dates: Other: 1803-1906

John Lyon scrapbook, 1803-1906

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1595 Series 6
Scope and Contents note From the Collection:

Manuscripts of John Lyon and research materials assembled by his great grandson, T. Edgar Lyon, Jr., for a biography of John Lyon. The items include personal history documents (1853-1903); stories and poems (1824-1887); journals (1849-1884); photographic material (1850-1906); correspondence (1849-1878); and a scrapbook of obituaries and published articles by and about John Lyon.

Dates: Other: 1803-1906

John Lyon papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1595
Abstract

Manuscripts of John Lyon and research materials assembled by his great grandson, T. Edgar Lyon, Jr., for a biography of John Lyon. The items include personal history documents (1853-1903), stories and poems (1824-1887), journals (1849-1884), photographic material (1850-1906), correspondence (1849-1878), and a scrapbook of obituaries and published articles by and about John Lyon.

Dates: 1803-1906

John Lyon photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 1595
Scope and Contents

Collection includes 11 photographs and two negatives with images of John Lyon and other members of the Lyon family. Photographs were originally taken between the 1850s and 1906.

Dates: approximately 1850-1906

Ted Lyon papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6293
Scope and Contents Consists mainly of educational materials. The first eight boxes house material relating to Lyon's undergraduate and doctorate work at the University of Utah and the University of California-Los Angeles. This material basically consists of class notes, with pages of Lyon's research mingled among them. As a whole, the collection consists mainly of teaching aids, lecture notes, and student work from the years Lyon spent as a professor. Most of these course files pertain to Lyon's time spent as...
Dates: 1962-2006

Ted Lyon research

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6953
Scope and Contents

Contains various types of documents, mostly relating to the study of the Latin American author Jorge Luis Borges. The materials in the Ted Lyon research papers are largely articles, handwritten documents and miscellaneous research papers, though there are some photographs included. There is also a section of the collection that focuses solely on Jorge Luis Borges' visit to the campus of Brigham Young University.

Dates: 1962-2006

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Archival Record 6
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Subject
Diaries 8
Drafts (Documents) 8
Home and Family 8
Letters 8
Social Life and Customs 8