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Hunter, Howard W., 1907-1995



  • Existence: 1907 - 1995

Biographical History

Howard William Hunter was born on November 14, 1907, in Boise, Idaho to John William Hunter and Nellie Marie Rasmussen. He married Clara (Claire) May Jeffs on June 10, 1931. They had three children, one of which died in infancy. Clara died October 9, 1983. He married Inis Bernice Egan April 12, 1990. He was ordained an Apostle on October 15, by David O. McKay, at age 51. Following this calling, he was set apart as acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, November 10, 1985, then later president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on June 2, 1988. On June 5, 1994, at age 86, he was set apart as president of the Church. He died on March 3, 1995 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah, at age 87.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3244
Scope and Contents

Collection documents people, places, and topics related to Brigham Young University between 1968 and 1994. Subjects include: theatre arts, mountain scenery, music, Festival of Life, parades, sports, football, ballet, running, basketball, Ezra Taft Benson, Dallin H. Oaks, Jeffrey R. Holland, Thomas S. Monson, Gordon B. Hinckley, Spencer W. Kimball, Henry B. Eyring, Boyd K. Packer, Neal A. Maxwell, Howard W. Hunter, Hugh Nibley, and N. Eldon Tanner.

Dates: approximately 1968-1994

David B. Galbraith collection on the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 952
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence between Brigham Young University officials, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and other people involved in the construction of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Also includes newspaper articles, written reports, video materials, financial records, and other material concerning the Jerusalem Center. Dates range from 1968 to 1994.

Dates: 1968-1994

Hunter, Howard W., 1987-1995

 File — Carton 22: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233630638], Folder: 2
Identifier: UA 5395 Series 2 Sub-Series 5

Hunter, Howard W. speeches, 1987-1993

 File — Carton 22: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233630638], Folder: 4-5
Identifier: UA 5395 Series 2 Sub-Series 5

Jerusalem Branch records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 799
Scope and Contents

Records documenting branch and Israel District operations include agendas, budget and financial information, correspondence, records relating to Orson Hyde Memorial Gardens, minutes, Book of Mormon translation file, and photographs.

Dates: 1977-1984

Photograph of Board of Trustees

 Digital Record
Identifier: UAP2_F240_p240top

Photographs of Howard W. Hunter, date of production not identified

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197231234383], Folder: 15
Identifier: UA 945 File 13

Photographs of university trustees

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 830
Scope and Contents

Contains thirty-nine black-and-white photographs of presidents of the Board of Trustees of Brigham Young Academy and University; also views of chairmen of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of BYU. Also includes view of Karl G. Maeser's wife, Anna.

Dates: 1875-1975