Lynn S. Richards

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Lynn S. Richards, a son of Stephen L Richards (who was a leader in the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), was also a leader in the Church. He served for ten years on the general Sunday School board and was also in the superintendency for twenty years. As a young man, he served a full-time mission in the Eastern States mission.

Richards was born on February 3, 1901. He graduated from Brigham Young University and then received his law degree from Stanford Law School. He practiced law in Salt Lake City from 1929 to his death in 2001. He was elected as a Utah State Senator in 1942. He also served as a member of the Utah Board of Education for 15 years. He was founder and president of Investors and Insurers, president and manager of Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, president of National Cemetery Alliance, and on the boards of Granite Furniture Company, Little America, and Sinclair Oil. He was a member of SUP, SAR, Bonneville Knife and Fork Club, Rotary, and many other clubs in the Salt Lake Valley. He was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from BYU.

Richards and his wife, Lucille, were the parents of six children. He died on May 26, 2001, a few months after celebrating his 100th birthday.