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Oaks, Dallin H.



  • Existence: 1932-

Biographical History

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.

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 113 Collections and/or Records:


 Sub-Series — Box 122: Series 5; Series 7 [Barcode: 31197233267308], Folder: 10
Identifier: UA 1085 Series 5 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains materials related to the auxiliary services of, or operated by Brigham Young University. These services include food and dining, housing, and grounds keeping on or around Brigham Young University. The materials related to these areas include yearly memos and correspondence. Materials related to the operation of the Brigham Young University Bookstore and KBYU television station are also included. These include memos, correspondence, and, in the case of KBYU, materials related to...
Dates: Record Keeping: 1975-1976

University Communications files on the President, 1960-1999

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5395 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains newspaper clippings, news releases, speeches, photographs, pamphlets, inauguration files, letters, comments, biographical information, commencement, devotionals, conferences, Q&A records, guidelines, speeches, and other materials relating to presidents of Brigham Young University. Includes correspondence and records with general authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1960 to 1999.Presidents found within the materials include Jeffrey R....
Dates: 1960-1999

Marvin E. Wiggins retirement celebration

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227641930]
Identifier: MSS 3974
Scope and Contents

Marvin E. Wiggins retirement celebration, 2007 includes a CD recording and transcript of Wiggins' 31 January 2007 retirement celebration. Wiggins' lecture on that occasion includes history of the Lee Library over his 40 years of service. Also included are tributes from other prominent Library faculty.

Dates: 2007 January 31