About Davis Bitton
Davis Bitton (February 22, 1930 – April 13, 2007) earned his BA in history from BYU, and both an MA and PhD from Princeton. He taught history at the University of Texas at Austin, UC Santa Barbara, and for 29 years at the University of Utah. He was a charter member and president of the Mormon History Association and served for a decade as Assistant Church Historian working with Leonard Arrington. He won numerous awards for his writing and publications relative to Church history.