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College and University President Politicians in Utah

  Henry Aldous Dixon (1890-1967) — also known as Henry A. Dixon — of Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Born in Provo, Utah County, Utah, June 29, 1890. Republican. Superintendent of schools; banker; president, Weber College, 1919-20 and 1937-53; president, Utah State Agricultural College (now Utah State University), 1953-54; U.S. Representative from Utah 1st District, 1955-61. Mormon. Died, following a heart attack, in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, January 22, 1967 (age 76 years, 207 days). Interment at Washington Heights Memorial Park, South Ogden, Utah.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Marion Jardine (1879-1955) — also known as William M. Jardine — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan.; Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Oneida County, Idaho, January 16, 1879. College professor; agronomist; president, Kansas State Agricultural College, 1918-25; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1925-29; U.S. Minister to Egypt, 1930; Kansas state treasurer, 1933-34; appointed 1933; resigned 1934. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Xi; Beta Theta Pi; Alpha Zeta; Phi Kappa Phi; Gamma Sigma Delta; Freemasons; Rotary; American Forestry Association; Farm Bureau. Died January 17, 1955 (age 76 years, 1 days). Interment at Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of William Jardine and Rebecca J. (Dudley) Jardine; married, September 6, 1905, to Effie Nebeker.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Christian Nephi Jensen (b. 1880) — also known as Christian N. Jensen — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Ephraim, Sanpete County, Utah, June 18, 1880. College professor; president, Brigham Young College, 1913-20; Utah superintendent of public instruction, 1921-33. Member, Sigma Xi; Gamma Sigma Delta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jens Peter Jensen and Dorothea (Gregerson) Jensen; married, December 21, 1909, to Marian Lee Choate.
John R. Park John Rockey Park (1833-1900) — also known as John R. Park — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, May 7, 1833. Republican. School teacher; president, University of Deseret (now University of Utah), 1869-92; Utah superintendent of public instruction, 1895-1900; died in office 1900. Mormon. Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, September 29, 1900 (age 67 years, 145 days). Interment at Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of John Park and Anna Elizabeth (Waggoner) Park.
  The Park Building at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, is named for him.  — Draper Park School (built 1912; converted to city hall 1972; sold 2017), in Draper, Utah, was named for him.  — Draper Park Middle School (built 2013), in Draper, Utah, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS John R. Park (built 1943 at Richmond, California; torpedoed and lost in the English Channel, 1945) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Salt Lake Herald, September 30, 1900
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The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 320,919 politicians, living and dead.
  The coverage of this site includes (1) the President, Vice President, members of Congress, elected state and territorial officeholders in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; and the chief elected official, typically the mayor, of qualifying municipalities; (2) candidates at election, including primaries, for any of the above; (3) all federal judges and all state appellate judges; (4) certain federal officials, including the federal cabinet, diplomatic chiefs of mission, consuls, U.S. district attorneys, collectors of customs and internal revenue, members of major federal commissions; and political appointee (pre-1969) postmasters of qualifying communities; (5) state and national political party officials, including delegates, alternate delegates, and other participants in national party nominating conventions; (6) Americans who served as "honorary" consuls for other nations before 1950. Note: municipalities or communities "qualify", for Political Graveyard purposes, if they have at least half a million person-years of history, inclusive of predecessor, successor, and merged entities.  
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