Oaks, Dallin H.

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Dallin H. Oaks served as president of Brigham Young University from 1971 to 1980.

From the description of Law School Dedication remarks, 5 September 1975. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 60658080

From the description of Law School Dedication remarks, 5 September 1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367906255

Dallin H. Oaks received his J. D. from the University of Chicago. Marvin S. Hill received his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago. While students at the University of Chicago they became interested in problems in Mormon legal history. A preliminary search of the Hancock County Court houses in Carthage revealed many original documents that were used to write Carthage Conspiracy.

From the description of Carthage Conspiracy research files, ca. 1970-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145434874

Dallin H. Oaks, a native of Provo, Utah, was president of Brigham Young University from 1971 to 1980. Following his resignation as president of Brigham Young University, he served as a justice of the Utah Supreme Court from 1980 until his resignation in 1984 to accept a calling as an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

From the description of Brigham Young University President's Records, 1971-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81450664

President of BYU, 1971-1980.

From the description of Brigham Young University president's scrapbooks, 1971-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82833613

Dallin H. Oaks (born 1932) a native of Provo, Utah, served as president of Brigham Young University, a Utah Supreme Court justice, and apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dallin H. Oaks was born on August 12, 1932 in Provo, Utah. He Oaks was married on June 24, 1952 to June Dixon. They had six children. June passed away in July 1998 of cancer. Oaks remarried on August 25, 2000 to Kristen Meredith McMain. Oaks graduated from Brigham Young University in 1954 with a degree in accounting. He went on to graduate from the University of Chicago Law School in 1957. He practiced law and taught law in Chicago, including working on the University of Chicago Law faculty in 1961.

He was nominated president of Brigham Young University and served from 1971 to 1980. Following his presidency he served as a justice of the Utah Supreme Court from 1980 until 1984. Upon his resignation from the Utah Supreme Court Oaks began service as an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Brigham Young University President (1903- ) is the chief executive officer and general manager of the University.

Brigham Young University has had a president since Brigham Young Academy was changed to Brigham Young University in 1903. While the school was still called Brigham Young Academy the head officer was titled principal.

The Board of Trustees delegates to the University President the responsibility to conduct the operations of the institution and administer the policies enacted by the board. Since 1996, the President of the university has also been a General Authority of the Church.

Past and present Brigham Young University presidents include George H. Brimhall (1903-1921), Franklin S. Harris (1921-1945), Howard S. McDonald (1945-1949), (acting president) Christian Jensen (1949-1951), Ernest L. Wilkinson (1951-1971), Dallin H. Oaks (1971-1980), Jeffrey R. Holland (1980-1989), Rex E. Lee (1989-1995), Merrill J. Bateman (1996-2003), and Cecil O. Samuelson (2003- ).

From the guide to the Office of the President records, 1971-1980, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn BYU Women records, 1914-2011 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
referencedIn University Communications records, 1921-2009 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
creatorOf MS 14704, Horne, David Mack 1925-1996. Armenia files 1958; 1971; 1989-1995 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Brigham Young University. Assistant to the President. Papers of Bruce C. Hafen, 1971-1977. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf AV 2650, Church History Department (2008- ). Church History Department meetings 2008-2012 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Wiggins, Marvin E., 1941-. Marvin E. Wiggins retirement celebration, 2007. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf CR 301 210, Missionary Department (1953?- ) Public Programs Division. Public Programs Division interactive media records 2000-2001 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Stella H. Oaks collection, 1906-1996 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn BYU Travel Study "Roots of Mormonism: Upper Mississippi Cruise" records, 1980 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
creatorOf AV 2070, Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education. Exploring the Joseph Smith translation of the Bible 1997 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Oaks, Dallin H. Law School Dedication remarks, 5 September 1975. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn CR 195 171, Public Affairs Department (1991- ). Media Relations Division administrative files 1991-2010 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn College of Family, Home and Social Sciences records, 1952-1998 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
referencedIn H. Grant Ivins papers, 1897-1973 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
referencedIn Oaks, Stella H. (Stella Harris), d. 1980. Stella H. Oaks collection, 1906-1996. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Oaks, Dallin H. Annual University conference books, 1973-1978. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf AV 495, Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association (1875-1972). Explorer and Scouting program conferences and meetings 1962-1969, 2007-2009 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn PH 3857, Mower, Morris Leon 1930-. Morris and Annetta Mower slide collection 1990-1992 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Oaks, Dallin H. Law School Dedication remarks, 5 September 1975. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn National Society, Sons of Utah Pioneers. Honorary memberships for Brigham Young University presidents, 2005. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn KBYU-TV (Television station : Provo, Utah). KBYU-TV slides of devotional addresses, circa 1975. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Oaks, Dallin H. Carthage Conspiracy research files, ca. 1970-1975. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn I remember, 1988-2000 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Lewis, Ben E. I remember, 1988-2000. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf CR 301 182, Missionary Executive Council (General Church : 1982- ). Preach my gospel development team records 1985-2005, bulk 1998-2005 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf AV 1925, Missionary Department (1953?- ). Missionary satellite firesides 1995-1998 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Oaks, Dallin H. Brigham Young University president's scrapbooks, 1971-1980. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Oaks, Dallin H. Brigham Young University President's Records, 1971-1980. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Brigham Young University. Dept. of Travel Study. Roots of Mormonism : Upper Mississippi cruise, [1980]. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Wolsey, Heber G. (Heber Grant), 1922-. Records, 1942-1980. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Photographs of BYU trustees, 1875-1975. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Oaks, Dallin H. BYU inaugural speeches and responses. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf CR 647 4, Philippines/Micronesia Area (Church unit : 1987-1998). Philippines/Micronesia Area accounts of December attempted coup in Philippines 1989 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Philbrick, Mark. Brigham Young University photographs, circa 1968-1994. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf CR 607 1, Richards, LeGrand 1886-1983. LeGrand Richards files 1914-1981 (bulk 1952-1980) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn AV 3212, Public Affairs Department (1991- ). Arnold R. Augustin audiovisual collection 1972-2009 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Heber G. Wolsey Administrative Council records, 1942-1980 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
referencedIn Lewis, Ben E. I remember, 1988-1999. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Brigham Young University. Presidential photographs, 1875-2003. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Brigham Young University. Tributes, 1969-1979. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf CR 102 119, Church Educational System (1970- ). Commissioner of education information files for Church colleges and universities 1973-1979 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn AV 3007, Media Services Department (2011-2012). Mormon Channel broadcasts 2009-2010 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf CR 743 3, Scriptures Committee (General Church : 1988- ). Scriptures Committee committee chairman files 1994-2000 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf AV 3405, Human Resource Department (1992- ). Leadership enrichment series 2010-2013 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf AV 1181, Brigham Young University. Church history and recent forgeries symposium 1987 August 6 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn PH 8191, Portraits by Merrett (Los Angeles, Calif.). Portraits of General Authorities and wives circa 1970-1995 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn USU student folklore genre collection of character legends, 1960-2011 Utah State University. Merrill-Cazier Library. Special Collections and Archives.Fife Folklore Archives
referencedIn PH 4767, Smith, Thales Haskell 1923-. Albania photographs 1992-1993 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn MS 16045, Boone, James Roland 1911-1987. James R. Boone journals 1932-1987 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Brigham Young University. Sketches of presidents, 1980s. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 17303, Clark, Denzel Rangvald 1930-. Martin Harris Pageant and Memorial Amphitheater files 1992-2001 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Office of the President records, 1971-1980 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
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associatedWith Boone, James Roland 1911-1987 person
associatedWith Brigham Young University. corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. Assistant to the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. College of Family Living corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. Dept. of Travel Study. corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus. corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. News Bureau corporateBody
associatedWith Burger, Warren E., 1907-1995. person
associatedWith Church College of Hawaii corporateBody
associatedWith Church Educational System (1970- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Church Educational System (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) corporateBody
associatedWith Church History Department (2008- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints corporateBody
associatedWith Clark, Denzel Rangvald 1930- person
associatedWith Fife Folklore Archives corporateBody
associatedWith Hill, Marvin S. person
associatedWith Horne, David Mack 1925-1996 person
associatedWith Human Resource Department (1992- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Ivins, H. Grant (Heber Grant), 1889-1974 person
associatedWith J. Reuben Clark Law School. corporateBody
associatedWith KBYU-TV (Television station : Provo, Utah) corporateBody
associatedWith Lee, Harold Bingham 1899-1973 person
associatedWith Lewis, Ben E. person
associatedWith Media Services Department (2011-2012) corporateBody
associatedWith Missionary Department (1953?- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Missionary Department (1953?- ) Public Programs Division corporateBody
associatedWith Missionary Executive Council (General Church : 1982- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Mower, Morris Leon 1930- person
associatedWith National Society, Sons of Utah Pioneers. corporateBody
associatedWith Neuenschwander, Dennis Bramwell 1939- person
associatedWith Oaks, Stella H. (Stella Harris), d. 1980. person
associatedWith Philippines/Micronesia Area (Church unit : 1987-1998) corporateBody
associatedWith Portraits by Merrett (Los Angeles, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Public Affairs Department (1991- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Richards, LeGrand 1886-1983 person
associatedWith Scriptures Committee (General Church : 1988- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, Hyrum, 1800-1844. person
associatedWith Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844. person
associatedWith Smith, Thales Haskell 1923- person
associatedWith United States Constitution Bicentennial Committee (General Church) corporateBody
associatedWith Wiggins, Marvin E., 1941- person
associatedWith Wolsey, Heber G. (Heber Grant), 1922-. person
associatedWith Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association (1875-1972) corporateBody
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