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George Henry Brimhall
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1852
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1932
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA

George Henry Brimhall (December 9, 1852 July 29, 1932[1]) was President of Brigham Young University. After graduating from Brigham Young Academy, Brimhall served as principal of Spanish Fork schools and then as district superintendent of Utah County schools, finally returning to Brigham Young Academy. He became president of the school, now a university, in 1903.

Brimhall was born to George W. Brimhall and his wife the former Rachel Ann Meyer in Salt Lake City. When Brimhall was about one year old the family moved to Ogden and they later moved to Spanish Fork.[2]

As a boy, Brimhall was taught to love learning by his mother, his first teacher. He studied under Wilson Dusenberry at the Provo Timpanogos Academy, where, as valedictorian, "for the first time I was applauded although my pants were patched." "My ruling passion has been to move men's minds", said Brimhall, and his administration was marked by an emphasis on teacher training.

 
 
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 Parents:
  George Washington Brimhall (1814 - 1895)
  Rachel Ann Mayer Brimhall (1829 - 1917)
 
 Spouses:
  Flora Robertson Brimhall (1865 - 1950)*
  Alsina Elizabeth Wilkins Brimhall (1854 - 1926)*
 
 Children:
  Lucy Jane Brimhall Knight (1875 - 1957)*
  Alsina Elizabeth Brimhall Holbrook (1876 - 1960)*
  George Washington Brimhall (1879 - 1954)*
  Mark Henry Brimhall (1880 - 1965)*
  Wells Lovett Brimhall (1882 - 1947)*
  Milton Albert Brimhall (1883 - 1884)*
  Dean Robertson Brimhall (1886 - 1972)*
  Fay Brimhall Cummings (1889 - 1972)*
  Fawn Robertson Brimhall McKay (1889 - 1960)*
  Burns Robertson Brimhall (1892 - 1976)*
  Ruth Afton Brimhall Crandall (1894 - 1969)*
  Paul R Brimhall (1898 - 1977)*
  Alta R Brimhall (1901 - 1903)*
  Golden Henry Brimhall (1906 - 2000)*
  Areo Robertson Brimhall (1909 - 1980)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Henry Brimhall (1852 - 1932)
  Emer Mayer Brimhall (1856 - 1907)*
  Ruth R Brimhall (1863 - 1894)*
  Prudence M Brimhall (1865 - 1881)*
  Ether Record Brimhall (1868 - 1948)*
  Grace Brimhall Calderwood (1875 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Provo City Cemetery
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA
 
Maintained by: Linda W. Siebach
Originally Created by: Matthew Bingham
Record added: Aug 16, 2008
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George Henry Brimhall
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George Henry Brimhall
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George Henry Brimhall
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