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Lewis, Ben E. (Ben Elden), 1913-2005

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1913-2005

Biographical History

Ben E. Lewis (1913-2005) was an executive vice president of Brigham Young University.

Ben Eldon Lewis was born November 16, 1913 to George William and Olena Dorothea Kempe Lewis in Mesa, Arizona. He married Barbara Rae Wootton on October 4, 1944 in Salt Lake City. They eventually had five children: Linda, Stephen, James, Mary Anne, and John. Lewis attended Brigham Young University, where he was elected student body president, and then the University of Denver, where he earned a Master's degree. He was employed by Hot Shoppes, Inc., which later became the Marriott Corporation, for seven years. In 1952, he returned to BYU to work in administration, eventually being promoted to executive vice president. Lewis was active in his community and his church, serving as the London England mission president for five years and participating in the Provo City Planning commission for seven years.

Lewis passed away in Provo, Utah, on October 20, 2005.

Citation

Deseret News, via WWW, 9 February 2015 (Ben E. Lewis was born November 16, 1913 to George William and Olena Dorothea Kempe Lewis in Mesa, Arizona; married Barbara Rae Wootton on October 4, 1944 in Salt Lake City; had five children: Linda, Stephen, James, Mary Anne, and John; attended Brigham Young University, where he was elected student body president, and then the University of Denver, where he earned a Master's degree; employed by Hot Shoppes, Inc., which later became the Marriott Corporation, for seven years; returned to BYU to work in administration in 1952, eventually being promoted to executive vice president; active in his community and his church, serving as the London England mission president for five years and participating in the Provo City Planning commission for seven years; passed away in Provo, Utah, on October 20, 2005).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Residential Housing Office records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1116
Abstract The collection includes the correspondence of the Residential Housing Office Coordinators and managers, as well as reports and publications produced by the office. The bulk of the material dates to the reorganization of the BYU hosing office in the mid- 1960s, though there are some reports that include 1950s data. There is significant material on the University’s segregation policy and challenges faced during the period.
Dates: 1956-1983