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Chipman, Stephen L., 1864-1945



  • Existence: 1864-1945

Biographical History

Stephen L. Chipman (1864-1945) served in various leadership positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Utah Legislature, and the Brigham Young University Board of Trustees.

Stephen L. Chipman was born March 18, 1864 in American Fork, Utah, and studied at the Brigham Young Academy. He married Sina Neilsen in 1885. They had seven children together. Between 1885 and 1887 he served a mission to the Southern States Mission.

Stephen L. Chipman was sustained as a member of the Brigham Young University Board of Trustees in April 1897. In 1901, Chipman was called to serve as a the first stake president of the newly formed Alpine Stake in American Fork. Chipman served in various local government positions in the American Fork area until he became a member of the Utah State Legislature in 1903. In 1939 he was called as president of the Salt Lake Temple. In 1940 he married Annie Maddick Jamison. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 31, 1945.


FamilySearch website, viewed Nov. 28, 2012 (Stephen L. Chipman; spouses, Sina Nielson (1859-1936, seven children), Annie Maddick Jamison (1875-1960); b. Mar. 18, 1864, American Fork, Utah; d. Mar. 31, 1945, Salt Lake City, Utah)

Brigham Young University- The First Hundred Years, 1975: p. 246 (passed as member of BYU Board of Trustees)

Wikipedia website, viewed Nov. 26, 2012 (Stephen L. Chipman; Utah Legislature, 1903; local government; Alpine Stake stake president; Salt Lake Temple president, 1939)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Stephen L. Chipman autograph album

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 122
Scope and Contents Autograph book signed by various students and faculty of Brigham Young Academy. Many entries include short notes to Chipman.

Stephen L. Chipman papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8115
Scope and Contents Contains personal notes from various meetings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most notes are from general conferences and priesthood meetings. Dates range from 1903 to 1922. Notes were taken in 1903 then there is a gap and then notes continue in 1921 and 1922.

Oral history interview with Fern Eyring Fletcher

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 70
Scope and Contents Interview by Hollis Scott with Fern Eyring Fletcher of her recollections of childhood, her father Stephen L. Chipman, various General Authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, experiences in high school, as a student at Brigham Young University, about faculty members at BYU, her teaching experiences at BYU, and her feelings about BYU. Includes sound recordings and a transcript.