The Mormon Education of A Gentile Justice: George Sutherland and Brigham Young Academy

Journal of Supreme Court History, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2008

19 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2011

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Edward Carter

Brigham Young University

James Cleith Phillips

Stanford University - Constitutional Law Center

Date Written: June, 22 2011

Abstract

Although there are at least two fine published biographies of Sutherland, these and other accounts do not include extensive information about the future Justice’s educational activities at Brigham Young Academy from 1879 to 1881. Thus, this article focuses on the formative experiences of Sutherland, then between the ages of seventeen and nineteen, at the Academy. Clearly, his relationships with classmates and faculty left a lasting impression that affected the rest of his life, including his work on the Court. The article also details for the first time the Sutherland family’s close relationship to the Mormon Church from 1849 to approximately 1870; although Sutherland himself never joined the Church, he maintained strong relationships with Mormons and Brigham Young University throughout his life.

Suggested Citation

Carter, Edward and Phillips, James Cleith, The Mormon Education of A Gentile Justice: George Sutherland and Brigham Young Academy (June, 22 2011). Journal of Supreme Court History, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1869701

Edward Carter

Brigham Young University ( email )

Provo, UT 84602
United States

James Cleith Phillips (Contact Author)

Stanford University - Constitutional Law Center ( email )

559 Nathan Abbot Way
Stanford, CA 94305
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://law.stanford.edu/directory/james-phillips/

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