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Air Force Veteran and Librarian Arthur Thomas Challis

CEDAR CITY, UTAH -- Long-time Southern Utah University Librarian Arthur Thomas Challis died July 25th at age 76. After high school, Challis served in the Air Force during World War II, flying over 50 missions and receiving the Air Medal. After the war he married Ruth Mitchell in the Salt Lake Temple, with whom he had five children. After earning a BA in Journalism and an MA in Library Science at the University of Utah, Challis taught school and soon took a position as Director of the Library at Southern Utah University, where he worked for 42 years. He was also appointed University Historian, directed plans for a new library building constructed in 1969 and was President of the Utah Library Association. Tom Challis was also active in the Boy Scouts of America, earning the Extra Miler Award, Order of the Arrow, and the Silver Beaver Award.


A. Thomas Challis
Salt Lake Tribune 27Jul01 US UT StG P2


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