Retired LDS church historian Marlin Jensen joins Utah Regents

The state Board of Regents now includes a retired LDS general authority who is credited with opening up church history.

The Utah Senate on Wednesday confirmed Marlin Jensen, an Ogden lawyer who was recently replaced as official historian for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Gov. Gary Herbert crossed party lines to nominate the Democrat on Aug. 3 to the board that oversees the state’s eight-campus system of public colleges and universities.

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