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BYU's Alexander L. Baugh named president of John Whitmer Historical Association

The John Whitmer Historical Association recently appointed Alexander L. Baugh, Brigham Young University associate professor of church history and doctrine, to be its president for 2006-2007.

The announcement was made during the annual conference held in Independence, Mo., Sept. 28-Oct. 1. The John Whitmer Historical Association was founded in 1973 to study the Restoration movement of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

During the past year, Baugh has served as the association’s president-elect and program chair for the 2006 conference. His appointment marks the second time a BYU faculty member has been elected president of the association.

Baugh earned a bachelor’s degree in family and human development from Utah State University and master’s and doctoral degrees in history from BYU. He was an instructor in the Church Educational System for 14 years before becoming a full-time faculty member with BYU Religious Education.

In 1998, he won the Reese History Award from the Mormon History Association for the most scholarly dissertation in the field of Mormon history, and he also serves as the editor of Mormon Historical Studies.

For more information, contact Alexander L. Baugh at (801) 422-5164.

Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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