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David A. Sawyer papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8474


  • 1990-1991


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from David A. Sawyer papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

David A. Sawyer (1942-1997) was a Major General in the United States Air Force.

David A Sawyer was born on December 15, 1942 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He attended Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor's degree in Asian studies in 1968. He graduated from the University's Reserve Officer Training Corps program and entered the Air Force.

As a member of the Air Force he participated in 140 combat missions, served as commanded of a squadron, and served as Deputy Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Sawyer also served as a missionary in the Northern Far East mission. He married Jeanne Tucker on August 21, 1967 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sawyer passed away on June 23, 1997. He is buried in Salt Lake City, Utah.


2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Collection was donated by Jeanne Tucker Sawyer in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jeanne Tucker Sawyer; 2013.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Catie Freedman, student manuscript processor, John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.

Register of David A. Sawyer papers
Catie Freedman
2015 January 30
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States