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Runners-up for the Most Influential Utahns of the 20th Century

Runners-up for the Most Influential Utahns of the 20th Century
This material courtesy of The Salt Lake Tribune, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Leonard Arrington Leonard J Arrington
(1917 - 1999)
Historian and author, a Utah State University professor who went on to become the only LDS Church historian who was not a general authority. His book Great Basin Kingdom put Utah on the map of historical scholarship.
Simon Bamberger Simon Bamberger
(1948 - 1926)
Mining and banking magnate, an early progressive and instigator of workplace reforms, is the state's only governor of the Jewish faith as well as its first Democrat.
Juanita Brooks Juanita Brooks
(1898 - 1989)
Author, whose books on the Mountain Meadow massacre and John D. Lee are considered a turning point in the honest recounting of Utah's controversial historical events.
John Moses Browning John Moses Browning
(1855 - 1926)
Manufacturer, founder of Browning Arms Co. in Weber County, is considered by many to be history's greatest firearms inventor, specifically in the area of machine guns in the early part of this century. Today the company makes mostly sporting guns.
John F. Fitzpatrick John F. Fitzpatrick
(1888 - 1960)
Legendary newspaper publisher who guided The Tribune between 1924 and 1960, softening the paper's traditional harsh anti-Mormon rhetoric. He was part of a powerful civic triumvirate with LDS President McKay and Salt Lake Chamber head Gus Backman.
Gordon Hinckley Gordon B. Hinckley
(1910 -    )
Current president of the LDS Church, under whose leadership the church has experienced record worldwide growth, temple construction and secular visibility as it sweeps into the 21st century.
Karl Malone Karl Malone
(1963 -    )
Easily the most recognized athlete in Utah's history. As a career member of the Utah Jazz and twice voted NBA?s most valuable player, Malone has provided the state unprecedented global notoriety and a sense of unity.
Frank Ted Moss Frank E. "Ted" Moss
(1911 -    )
He is best remembered during his three terms in the Senate for consumer-product-saftey legislation, tobacco regulation and establishing Canyonlands and Capitol Reef national parks.
Helen Papanikolas Helen Papanikolas
(1917 -    )
Faithful recorder of Utah's rich ethnic heritage whose historical works made it impossible to ignore the complexities of Utah's past and present.
Wallace Stegner Wallace Stegner
(1909 - 1993)
Best-selling author, major historical novelist, biographer and a Pulitzer Prize winner, who received most of his formal education in Utah.

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