Glen M. Leonard

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Glen M. Leonard is an independent historian specializing in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has authored and co-authored several books on Mormon history, including Nauvoo: A Place of Peace, A People of Promise and A History of Davis County, Utah. He also co-authored The Story of the Latter-day Saints (with James B. Allen) and Massacre at Mountain Meadows with (Richard E. Turley, Jr. and Ronald W. Walker).

Leonard was born in 1938 and is a native of Farmington, Utah, where he still lives with his wife, Karen. They are the parents of three sons.

He holds a PhD in history and American Studies from the University of Utah, where he also earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history and journalism. He taught at both Brigham Young University and Utah State University. He was managing editor of Utah Historical Quarterly and associate editor of the Journal of Mormon History. He was the director of the Museum of Church History and Art from January 1979 to April 2007. Leonard was a senior research historian in the Church History Division.