A professor of history and senior research professor at the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History at Brigham Young University was recently honored with the T. Edgar Lyon Best Article of the Year Award from the Mormon History Association.
Ronald W. Walker’s article, “Grant’s Watershed: Succession in the LDS Presidency, 1887-1889,” was published in BYU Studies in 2004.
This was the third time in three years that Walker has received the award. In 2003 he was honored for an article on “Mormon and Native American Relations.” In 2004, he and co-author Paul Peterson of BYU Religious Studies received the award for their piece on the observance of the Word of Wisdom during the administration of President Brigham Young.
He is currently working on a biography of Heber J. Grant as well as articles on Utah’s 19th-century experience, Brigham Young’s Indian policy and letters to Indian chiefs and the historical development of the Word of Wisdom.
Walker received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from BYU, a master’s degree from Stanford University and a doctoral degree from the University of Utah.
For more information, contact Ronald Walker at (801) 328-3314.
Writer: James McCoy