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us: Backman, Milton V., Jr., 1927-2016.


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    • Milton Vaughn
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    • us: Backman, Milton Vaughn, 1927-2016.
    • us: Backman, Milton V. (Milton Vaughn), 1927-2016.
    • us: Backman, Milton V., 1927-2016.
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    • found: His Isaac Backus, 1959.
    • found: His Joseph Smith's first vision, c1980: t.p. (Milton V. Backman, Jr.) jkt. (b. 1927)
    • found: BYU studies, 1995: volume 35, number 2, page 161 (Milton V. Backman Jr.; emeritus professor of Church History and Doctrinc, Brigham Young University; Director of BYU Semester Program in Nauvoo)
    • found: Wikipedia, website viewed February 6, 2015 (Milton V. Backman; Milton Vaughn Backman, Jr.; born 1927; historian of American religions with emphasis on early history of the Latter Day Saint movement; professor of Church history at Brigham Young Univeristy; Mormon missionary in South Africa)
    • found: An interview with Milton V. Backman Jr., website viewed February 6, 2015 (Milton V. Backman Jr.; born June 11, 1927 in Salt Lake City; lived in Salt Lake City until 8 years old then moved with family to Los Angeles; moved back to Salt Lake City during World War II; served mission to South Africa; attended University of Utah; served in the Koren War in the 191st Fighter Squadron as a baker; after returning from Koren War reenlisted in University of Utah as a history major and graduated in 1954; MA, history and geography, University of Utah; Ph. D., University of Pennsylvania, history, 1959; specialized in religous history; began at BYU teaching history of religion, US history, and LDS Church History in 1960 and moved to Provo)
    • found: Deseret News, via WWW, September 29, 2016 (February 11, 2016 edition; Milton Vaughn Backman, Jr., 1927-2016; Milton Vaughn Backman, Jr., died in Herriman, Utah, on February 6, 2016; professor emeritus of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University; he was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 11, 1927, he received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in History from the University of Utah, and a Ph. D, also in History, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959; after teaching U.S. History for two years at West Texas State University he moved to Provo where he taught at Brigham Young University from 1960 to 1991; he primarily taught courses in U.S. History, Christian Religions, and LDS Church History; Dr. Backman was the author of six books: American Religions and the Rise of Mormonism (1970); Joseph Smith's First Vision (1971); Eyewitness Accounts of the Restoration (1986); Christian Churches of America (1983); The Heavens Resound: A History of the Latter-day Saints in Ohio, 1830-1838 (1983); and People and Power of Nauvoo (2002); his writings also appear in other publications, including many articles and pamphlets and the Joseph Smith Papers)
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