Aileen H. Clyde

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Aileen Hales Clyde served as second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1990 to 1997. She has served in the Church in various callings, including ward Relief Society president, member of a stake Relief Society board, and a member of the Young Women general board. She worked on ad hoc projects on volunteerism and depression for the Relief Society general presidency.

She was born on May 18, 1926, in Springville, Utah. She graduated with high honors from Brigham Young University and taught English at BYU for ten years. She and her husband, Hal M. Clyde, have three sons.

Clyde has served actively in her community. She worked on the nomination committee for Utah’s appellate courts and chaired the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice for five years. Invited by the Utah Judicial Council, she chaired the Utah Task Force on Gender and Justice. She was awarded the Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Courts) Award by the Utah Judicial Conference for uncommon commitment to the Judiciary's goal of equal justice for all. The American Judicature Society awarded Clyde the Herbert Harley distinction for the promotion of the effective administration of justice. She served twelve years on the Utah State Board of Regents and also served on the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. In May 2000 she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Southern Utah University.

She is the past chair of the Coalition for Utah's Future and is special advisor to Envision Utah. She was a member of several nonprofit board of directors as well as the Board of Trustees of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. She is a founding member of the Utah Women’s Forum. The Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women’s Legacy Archive was named in her honor and works to document and preserve the history of women whose lives and work helped create social and cultural change.