Jensen, Vern H. (Vern Harmon), 1918-1980
- Existence: 1918 - 1980
Vern H. Jensen (1918-1980) was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a psychology professor in Utah.
Vern Harmon Jensen was born on September 26, 1918 in Manassa, Colorado to Oliver Exile Jensen and Rosa Jane Sowards. Raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as a missionary in Denmark between 1938 and 1941. After his return he enlisted in the United States Army, and served in north Africa and Italy.
After the war Jensen moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University. He married Barbara Fae Ewell on March 27, 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple. In 1948 he completed his bachelor's degree, then earned a master's degree at BYU in 1950 in the philosophy of education and guidance. He later earned an EdD from the University of Colorado in 1957.
Jensen began working in the Counseling Service at Brigham Young University in 1949. In 1966 he became chairman of the unit.
Vern H. Jensen passed away on November 24, 1980 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Citation:Counseling Service records, 1954-1964 (Vern H. Jensen; assistant director of Counseling Service at Brigham Young University)
Brigham Young University catalog of courses, 1966: p. 485 (Vern H. Jensen; professor of psychology; director of Counseling Service; bachelor's degree, Brigham Young University, 1948; master's degree, Brigham Young University, 1950; EdD, University of Colorado, 1957; began working at Brigham Young University, 1949)
Familysearch, via WWW, May 14, 2020 (Vern Harmon Jensen; b. Sept. 26, 1918 in Manassa, Colo.; parents: Oliver Exile Jensen and Rosa Jane Sowards; baptised into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1926; m. Mar. 27, 1946 to Barbara Fae Ewell in Salt Lake Temple; served in U.S. Army during World War II in Italy and north Africa; d. Nov. 24, 1980 in Salt Lake City, Utah)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionary database, via WWW, May 14, 2020 (Vern Harmon Jensen; served mission in Danish-Norwegian Mission, 1938-1941)
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Contains correspondence, financial records, reports, and statistics produced by Vern Jensen for the Counseling Service. Also includes some correspondence while Jensen served as bishop of the BYU 26th Ward. Materials date from between 1954 and 1964.