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Bennion, Lowell L., 1908-1996

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1908-1996

Biographical History

Lowell L. Bennion (1908-1996) was an author, humanitarian, and sociologist in Utah.

Lowel Lindsay Bennion was born on July 26, 1908 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Milton Bennion and Cora Lindsay. Lowell graduated from the University of Utah in 1928 and shortly after he married Lela Merle Colton on September 18, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Right after getting married he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Swiss-German Mission. Lowell studied at the University of Strasbourg and received his Ph.D. in sociology in 1933. In Utah, Lowell founded the Teton Valley Boys Ranch, the first foodbank and homeless shelter in Utah, and the Institute of Religion at the University of Utah. He also served as a bishop in the Church. Lowell died on February 21, 1996 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Citation

FamilySearch, via WWW, August 25, 2016 (Lowell Lindsay Bennion; b. July 26, 1908 in Salt Lake City, Utah; parents were Milton Bennion and Cora Lindsay; d. Feb. 21, 1996 in Salt Lake City, Utah; m. Lela Merle Colton on September 18, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah)

Wikipedia, via WWW, August 25, 2016 (Lowell Lindsay Bennion; b. July 26, 1908; d. Feb. 21, 1996; was an author, humanitarian, and sociologist; graduated from the University of Utah in 1928; served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Swiss-German Mission; received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Strasbourg in 1933; he founded the Institute of Religion at the University of Utah; founded Teton Valley Boys Ranch; founded the first foodbank and homeless shelters in Utah; served as a bishop in the Church)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Edgar Lyon and family papers, 1915-1971

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2341 Series 2
Scope and Contents Publications written by the Lyon family.

Thomas Edgar Lyon, Sr. collection

 Collection — Folder: 14
Identifier: MSS 2341
Abstract The collection contains: 1. about 320 letters of T. Edgar Lyon to his younger sister, Janette, and her family. 2. a copy of the oral history of T. Edgar Lyon, interviewed by Davis Bitton for the LDS Church Historical Department. 3. T. Edgar Lyon's 1962 dissertation and other publications. 4. additional items relating to Laura Hermana Forsberg and family. 5. microfilm copies of the papers of T. Edgar Lyon (50 reels) from the LDS Church Historical Department. 6. several books read and marked by...

Thomas Edgar Lyon, Sr. outgoing correspondence, 1945-1978

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2341 Series 1
Scope and Contents Lyon's outgoing correspondence.