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Michael Lawrence Perry

Michael Lawrence Perry, museum director. Recipient Leadership Achievement award Grand Junction Downtown Association, 1985, Outstanding Employee award Utah Division Parks and Recreation, 1979, Outstanding Public Service award Vernal Chamber of Commerce, 1978, Outstanding Achievement award Salt Lake Tribune, 1980.


  • Perry, Michael Lawrence was born on January 6, 1946 in Nampa, Idaho, United States. Son of Lowell Delmar and Lucy Dora (Lemon) Perry.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Utah, 1971. Master of Science, University Utah, 1973.


    • Animal care handler University Utah, Salt Lake City, 1965-1973, assistant curator, 1968-1973, teaching fellow, 1969-1973. Director Dinosaur Natural History Museum, Vernal, Utah, 1973-1981, Idaho Museum Natural History, Pocatello, 1981-1984, Museum Western Colorado, since 1984. Consultant Idaho Association for Humanities, Pocatello, 1981-1984.

      Board directors Canyonlands Field Institute, Moab, Utah, since 1985.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    If a person is obedient to God’s commandments, studies His word, and has a desire to believe in Christ, faith will grow inside him.


    Board directors Grand Junction (Colorado) Visitors and Convention Bureau, 1986, Grand Junction Downtown Association, 1985. Member American Association Museum, Mountain Plains Museum Association, Colorado-Wyoming Association Museum, Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce, Sigma Xi. Lodges: Lions.



    Photography, camping, outdoor sports.


    • Married Sandra Lynne Miles, December 13, 1968. Children: Allyson, Justin, Adrienne.
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    Born January 6, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1971
      University Utah
    • 1973
      University Utah
    • 1965 - 1973
      Animal care handler University Utah
      Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
    • 1973 - 1981
      director, Dinosaur Natural History Museum
      Vernal, Utah, United States
    • 1981 - 1984
      director, Dinosaur Natural History Museum
      Pocatello, Idaho, United States
    • 1984
      director, Dinosaur Natural History Museum