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Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Provo, Utah, UT, USA
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"...Dallin Harris Oaks (born August 12, 1932) is an American attorney, jurist, author, professor, public speaker, and religious leader. Since 1984, he has been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He is a former professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, a former president of Brigham Young University, and a former justice of the Utah Supreme Court. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Oaks was considered by Republican U.S. presidential administrations a top prospect for appointment to the United States Supreme Court. Currently, he is the fifth most senior apostle among the ranks of the LDS Church..."

"...Oaks was born in Provo, Utah to Stella Harris and Lloyd E. Oaks. His father, who was an ophthalmologist, died when Dallin was seven years old..."

"...He met June Dixon after a high school basketball game he had served as the radio announcer at. This was when he was a student at BYU and she was a senior in high school. Due to his membership in the Utah National Guard and the threat of being called up to serve in the Korean War, Oaks was unable to serve as a missionary for the LDS Church. In 1952 Oaks married June Dixon in the Salt Lake Temple..."

"...Oaks then went on to the University of Chicago Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the University of Chicago Law Review..."

"... Oaks left the University of Chicago Law School upon being appointed President at Brigham Young University in 1971..."

"...In 1976, Oaks was listed by U.S. attorney general Edward H. Levi among potential Gerald Ford Supreme Court candidates. In 1981, he was closely considered by the Ronald Reagan administration as a Supreme Court nominee..."

"...Oaks was married to June Dixon Oaks on June 24, 1952. She died on July 21, 1998. They have six children. Among these is Dallin D. Oaks, a linguistics professor at Brigham Young University,[18] and Jenny Oaks Baker, a musician and artist. On August 25, 2000, Dallin H. Oaks married Kristen Meredith McMain in the Salt Lake Temple. Kristen was in her early 50s and had served a mission for the LDS Church many years earlier in the Japan Sendai Mission. Kristen has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Utah and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Brigham Young University..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Dallin H. Oaks', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 14 December 2011, 11:28 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dallin_H._Oaks&oldid=465799474> [accessed 3 February 2012]

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Dallin H. Oaks, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day-Saints's Timeline

1932
August 12, 1932
Provo, Utah, UT, USA