Oaks, Dallin H.
- Existence: 1932-
Dallin H. Oaks (1932- ) a native of Provo, Utah, served as president of Brigham Young University, a Utah Supreme Court justice, and apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dallin H. Oaks was born on August 12, 1932 in Provo, Utah. Dallin H. Oaks was married on June 24, 1952 to June Dixon. They had six children. June passed away in July 1998 of cancer. Oaks remarried on August 25, 2000 to Kristen Meredith McMain. Oaks graduated from Brigham Young University in 1954 with a degree in accounting. He went on to graduate from the University of Chicago Law School in 1957. He practiced law and taught law in Chicago, including working on the University of Chicago Law faculty in 1961.
He was nominated president of Brigham Young University and served from 1971 to 1980. Following his presidency he served as a justice of the Utah Supreme Court from 1980 until 1984. Upon his resignation from the Utah Supreme Court Oaks began service as an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Citation:His The effects of Griffin v. Illinois on the States' administration ... 1957.
Recent events involving church history and forged documents, 1987: t.p. (Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Council of the Twelve, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
Cont. authors (Oaks, Dallin H(arris) 1932-; b. 8-12-1932, Provo, Utah; President of Brigham Young University and lawyer)
Info. converted from 678, 20120924 (b. 1932)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, website viewed December 17, 2012 (Dallin H. Oaks; Biographical history and information concerning his career and personal life)
Found in 115 Collections and/or Records:
Admissions and Records Office transparencies and slides, 1963-2001
Contains transparencies and slides from university trainings. Includes information on university programs and the use of computers for student advisement and class registration. Slides relate to a program entitled, "Mission Possible: Excellence in Learning." Materials date from between 1963 and 2001.
Brigham Young University inaugural speeches and responses
Contains only inaugural speeches and responses by presidents Harris, McDonald, Wilkinson, Oaks, Holland, and Lee.
Brigham Young University photographs
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.
Brigham Young University presidential portraits
Contains portraits of the presidents of the university from Warren N. Dusenberry to Merrill J. Bateman, excluding Rex E. Lee's portrait. Materials date from between 1875 and 2003.
Brigham Young University tributes
Contains tributes to Brigham Young University that were gathered during the administration of President Dallin H. Oaks. Topics include the cleanliness of the campus, the honor code, and the appearance of students and faculty.
BYU Photo transparencies and recording, 1978-1993, 2010
Contains color transparencies, including 35mm slides, from Lamanite Generation and Young Ambassadors performances, including tours. Also contains general images of unidentified performances and a range of staged photographs of President Dallin H. Oaks and his vice presidents. Included is one audiocassette recording of a Young Ambassador's performance. Dated 1978 to 1993 and 2010.
BYU Women minutes, 1934-2005
Contains minutes of the BYU Women, including records from the officers' meetings, general meetings, and council meetings. Minutes include lists of attendees, committee formation and membership, and proposed changes to the constitution. Also included are respresentative responsibilities, event invitations and evaluations, as well as correspondence with President Dallin H. Oaks. Photographs of events and officers are also contained. Materials dated 1934-2005.
Collection of oral histories and interviews
Contains interviews and oral histories on audio tapes. Individuals featured on the audio recordings are primarily Brigham Young University staff, faculty, or administration. Dates range from 1972 to 1987.
Collection of sketches of Brigham Young University presidents
Series of panorama-style sketches of the presidents of Brigham Young University from Warren N. Dusenberry through Jeffrey R. Holland.