The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Politicians in Radio and Television Broadcasting in Utah

  Mark Evans Austad (1917-1988) — also known as Marcus Jacob Austad; "Mark Evans" — of Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, April 1, 1917. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; radio announcer, broadcast newsman, and host of his own television news show; U.S. Ambassador to Finland, 1975-77; Norway, 1981-84. Mormon. Norwegian ancestry. Died in Arizona, October 20, 1988 (age 71 years, 202 days). Interment at Washington Heights Memorial Park, South Ogden, Utah.
  The Mark Evans Austad Auditorium, at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, is named for him.
  Epitaph: "Grandpa, I'll bet Heavenly Father will be happy to see you."
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
Earl J. Glade Earl Joseph Glade (1885-1966) — also known as Earl J. Glade — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, December 2, 1885. University professor; organizer, vice-president, Radio Station KSL, Salt Lake City; mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, 1944-54. Mormon. Member, Rotary. Died September 12, 1966 (age 80 years, 284 days). Interment at Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of James Richard Glade and Annie Louise (Norberg) Glade; married, September 11, 1907, to Sarah Elizabeth Rasband.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — BillionGraves burial record
  Image source: Utah State Historical Society
  Harold Arundel Lafount (1880-1952) — also known as Harold A. Lafount — of Logan, Cache County, Utah; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Aston, Birmingham, England, January 5, 1880. Civil engineer; hardware business; land company manager; member, Federal Radio Commission, 1927-34; president, National Independent Broadcasters. Mormon. Died October 21, 1952 (age 72 years, 290 days). Interment at Salt Lake City Memorial Mausoleum & Mortuary, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Arthur Lafount and Emily Lafount; married, October 28, 1903, to Alma Luella Robison; married, September 6, 1939, to Glady MacDonald; father of Lenore Romney (who married George Wilcken Romney); grandfather of George Scott Romney and Willard Mitt Romney; great-grandfather of Ronna Romney McDaniel and Craig Romney.
  Political family: Romney family.
  See also Wikipedia article
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