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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:

Dallin H. Oaks speeches, 1963-1982

 File — Carton 23: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233630646], Folder: 8-16
Identifier: UA 5395 Series 2 Sub-Series 1

Department of Conferences and Workshops individual correspondence, 1973-1979

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1237 Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Collection of correspondence relating to individuals within the Conferences and Workshops Department, including correspondence with Dallin H. Oaks.

Dates: Other: 1973-1979

Roots of Mormonism : Upper Mississippi cruise

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197235223937]
Identifier: UA 841
Scope and Contents

Speeches recorded on a river tour entitled "Roots of Mormonism: Upper Mississippi Cruise", offered by BYU Travel Study, highlighting Mormon historical sites in the Mississippi River region. Speeches relate to Mormon history, Mississippi River history, and Mark Twain. Also includes recordings of riverboat music; guided tours; firesides; and the musical, "The City of Joseph." Includes speeches by Jeffrey R. Holland, Dallin H. Oaks, Bruce C. Hafen, and others.

Dates: 1980

Enhancing secular knowledge through the Spirit, knowledge, and faith / by James E. Faust. Adversity / by Dallin H. Oaks, 1994-1995

 Item — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233652079]
Identifier: UA 5577 Series 1 Item 4
Scope and Contents

Audiocassette recordings of "Enhancing Secular Knowledge through the Spirit, Knowledge, and Faith" (31 min.) 1994-1995 by James E. Faust and "Adversity" (33 min.) 1994-1995 by Dallin H. Oaks.

Dates: 1994-1995

Bruce C. Hafen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 735
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, minutes, contracts, legal case reports, speeches, Bass-Billings research papers, drafts of the Honor Code, materials for religion and law classes, and research materials for the biography of Dallin H. Oaks.

Dates: 1971-1977

Heber G. Wolsey Administrative Council records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 917

Includes correspondence concerning policies and procedures of the Board of Trustees, colleges and departments, committees, research, Auxiliary Services, Church School System, Public Relations, office of university programs, University Relations, students, and Communication Services.

Dates: 1942-1980