|Birth: ||Jan. 20, 1913|
|Death: ||Jan. 9, 2006|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Prolific supporter of God and country, Constitutional authority and well-known LDS author.
Son of Royal Pratt Skousen and Margarita Bentley. Raised in Mormon colonies of Canada and Mexico. He was called to serve a 2-year mission to Great Britain for the LDS Church at age 17. He attended San Bernardino Junior College and later earned his PhD at George Washington University.
When Cleon was 21 he worked as a government aid in Washington, D.C. and in 1935 became an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Skousen served 16 years (1935-1951) in J. Edgar Hoover's FBI as an agent and the communications director during the waning years of the gangster era and WWII. He also was the editor of the nation's leading police magazine, "Law And Order."
He served as Salt Lake City's chief of police (1956-1960) and created what Time Magazine called "A model police force."
He leaves behind an exhaustive work of scholarship created over three-quarters of a century. Among the 46 books he wrote are the best sellers, The Naked Communist, The Naked Capitalist, So You Want to Raise a Boy, The Making of America, The Five Thousand Year Leap, and Fantastic Victory about the Israel-Arab war of 1967.
His books on religion, such as The First 2,000 Years, Prophecy and Modern Times, Isaiah Speaks to Modern Times, Treasures from the Book of Mormon, and Days of the Living Christ, reached millions of readers in the Christian, Jewish and Islamic communities.
He was a popular teacher at Brigham Young University for 16 years, (1951-1956 and 1967-1978) and became a popular speaker across the country and sometimes gave as many as 300 speeches a year. He founded (1972) the Freeman Institute (later became the National Center for Constitutional Studies).
He and his wife of 69 years (married August 1936, San Bernardino, CA) Jewel (Pitcher)were the parents of eight children, 50 grandchildren, and 67 great-grand children at the time of his death. (W. Cleon Skousen Website)
(Adapted from obituary and biography see, biography and more information at, http://www.skousen2000.com/biography.htm)
Cause of death: Natural causes incident to age.
Royal Pratt Skousen (1886 - 1950)
Margarita Bentley Skousen (1889 - 1969)
Kathleen Skousen (1952 - 1972)*
Ezra Skousen (1911 - 1912)*
Willard Cleon Skousen (1913 - 2006)
Ervin Maxwell Skousen (1915 - 2006)*
Leroy Bentley Skousen (1917 - 1964)*
Rita Skousen Miller (1919 - 1998)*
Max Bentley Skousen (1921 - 2002)*
Mildred Skousen Jones (1923 - 1999)*
Keith Hyrum Skousen (1926 - 2014)*
Kenneth Elden Skousen (1928 - 2001)*
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
Record added: Jan 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12950475
For my maternal 8th cousin, 2 x removed|
Added: May. 14, 2016
Dr Skousen, I love listening to your talks! You were a great man whom I wish I could have met, or at least been a student of!|
Added: Mar. 17, 2013
Amy Fielding family
Added: Mar. 27, 2011
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