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Stringham, B. H. (Briant H.), 1889-1983



  • Existence: 1889-1983

Biographical History

B. H. Stringham (1889-1983) was a Mormon stockman, conservationist, and politician in Utah.

Briant H. Stringham was born on April 2, 1889 in Maeser, Utah to Philip Stringham and Caroline Ann Couch. Raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Vernal area, he attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. In 1908 he married Delphia C. Rolfe, and they had one child. They later separated, and on June 5, 1912 Stringham married Catherine Marie Chipman in the Salt Lake Temple. They later had seven children.

In 1912 he graduated with a teaching degree from the university as president of his class. He and his wife Katie then left on a mission for the Church to Hawaii, where they served until the following year. After their return he taught school for a few years in Storrs, Utah before returning to Vernal area to work in sheep ranching. In Vernal Stringham became involved in politics and the community, and became a leading citizen. He eventually served four terms in the Utah State House, two terms in the Senate, and had four terms as mayor of Vernal. Through this service he supported the passage of the Taylor Grazing Act, facilitated the construction of stock-watering reservoirs in northeastern Utah, advocated for the Colorado River Storage Project, and supported the development of the Central Utah Project.

Briant H. Stringham passed away on July 13, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Utah experience with the city manager idea, 1947: t.p. (B. H. Stringham)

OCLC, Aug. 17, 2005 (hdg.: Stringham, Briant H., 1889-1983; Stringham, Briant H., 1889-; usage: B. H. Stringham)

Familysearch, via WWW, May 18, 2020 (Briant H. Stringham; Bryant H. Stringham; Briant Stringham; B. H. Stringham; b. Apr. 2, 1889 in Vernal, Utah; parents: Philip Stringham and Caroline Ann Couch; d. July 13, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah; m. Mar. 30, 1908 in Vernal, Utah to Delphia C. Rolfe, one child; m. June 5, 1912 in Salt Lake Temple to Catherine Marie Chipman, seven children; m. 1966 to Lottie Ward; member of Utah State Senate, 1955; d. July 13, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionary database, via WWW, May 18, 2020 (Briant H. Stringham; served mission in Hawaii, 1912-1913)

Find-a-Grave, via WWW, May 18, 2020 (Briant H. Stringham; Bry Stringham; b. in Maeser, Utah; stockman, conservationist, and reclamation advocate; attended Brigham Young University; taught school in Storrs, Utah, 1912-1915; worked as sheep farmer; served four terms in Utah House, two terms in Senate, four terms as mayor of Vernal, Utah; aided in passage of the Taylor Grazing Act; facilitated the construction of fourteen stock-watering reservoirs on the range land of northeastern Utah; instrumental in development of Colorado River Storage Project; played significant role in development of Central Utah Project)

UPB files, May 18, 2020 (class president, 1912)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

B. H. Stringham papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 285
Scope and Contents Contains a typewritten history of the graduation gift of the Class of 1912 and a memorandum concerning the written history (2 items).
Dates: 1912; 1957