Utah: Famous People
Learn about the famous people, past and present, from Utah. Included are biographies, photographs, and information about Brigham Young, George Dern, Ezra Taft Benson, Butch Cassidy, and many more. There is also a link to the eThemes Resource – Utah: Famous Women.
A list of short biographies of famous Utah citizens. Included on the site are gun maker John Browning, TV inventor Philo Farnsworth, baker Debbie Fields, and outlaw Butch Cassidy.
PBS: Brigham Young
This PBS site gives a detailed biography and important dates in the life of the leader of the Mormon settlers.
Brigham Young: An American Moses
Facts and vital statistics about this Mormon missionary from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. An image of Young and a map of the Mormon Trail are also featured on this site.
Ezra T. Benson
Grandfather of Ezra Taft Benson, Ezra T. Benson was among the first settlers of Utah. He also campaigned for a railroad route through Utah.
Jedediah S. Smith
An in depth biography of the famous trailblazer, mountaineer and pack-caravan leader.
John M. Browning
This biography of Browning includes photographs and images of Browning and his guns.
Western Women's Suffrage--Utah
An online exhibit sponsored by the Women of the West Museum provides a detailed description of the life and political career of Martha Hughes Cannon. Alongside the main biography, students may follow links to other Western states, and can view a timeline of important events in the suffrage history of each state.
An encyclopedic biography of former Secretary of War George Dern. This site may be somewhat advanced for younger readers. Includes an image of Dern and links to other famous Utahns.
Marriner S. Eccles
Eccles was the Secretary of the Treasury and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This site provides a complete biography with several images.
This site, from Utah History to Go, provides a more complete and detailed biography of the legendary skier.
MIT's Young Inventors site gives a short biography of Farnsworth, the inventor of television. Also included are links to other inventors of the week, as well as games and trivia.
This site, from the Invent Now Hall of Fame, outlines Farnsworth's life and scientific accomplishments. The essay also examines the global impact of television.
A brief biography of the life and legend of Butch Cassidy, the Utah outlaw.
A comprehensive site about the life and career of Utah Jazz basketball player Karl Malone. The site includes images, a profile, player statistics, and quick facts.
A comprehensive site about the life and career of Utah Jazz basketball player John Stockton. The site includes images, a profile, player statistics, and quick facts
Utah: Famous Women
Learn about famous women from Utah both living and deceased including Reva Beck Bosone, Martha Hughes Cannon, Debbi Fields, and many more. There is a link to pictures of artwork done by Utah women artists, the women honored by the Utah Commission for Women & Families, and a link to an eThemes Resource on women's history month.