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