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Electric utility executive

E. Allan Hunter, American electric utility executive. Registered professional engineer, Utah. Decorated Bronze Star, Purple Heart; named Utah Outstanding Engineer in Industry, 1968.


Hunter, E. Allan was born on May 27, 1914 in Grantsville, Utah, United States. Son of James Austin and Francis (Fraser) Hunter.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Utah, 1937. Postgraduate, University Michigan, 1955.


With Utah Power and Light Company, Salt Lake City, since 1937, various positions including assistant to president, commercial manager, 1937-1962, vice president, 1963-1968, assistant general manager, director, 1966-1968, president, chief executive officer, 1969-1979, chairman board, since 1979. President, director Western Colorado Power Company, 1969-1974. President WEST Associates, 1970-1972.

Director First Security Corporation, Zions Cooperative Mercantile Institution. Member Utah Nuclear Energy Commission, 1970-1973. Member industry advisory committee Defense Electric Power Administration, 1975-1977.

Member electric utilities committee Federal Energy Administration, 1975-1977. Member Western Regional Council, Governor's Mineral Lease Fund Advisory Committee. Board directors Utah Business Development Corporation, National Association Electric Companies, 1974-1977.


  • Registered professional engineer, Utah.


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Member advisory council Weber State University School Business and Economics, 1967-1971, Brigham Young University, 1969-1971. Member national board advisors University Utah College Business, since 1976. Campaign chairman, director Utah United Funds, 1968-1969.

Trustee, treasurer Utah Blue Cross, 1969-1974. Trustee Utah Foundation. Board directors Ballet West, 1969-1974, Utah Symphony.

Utah state chairman National Committee Employer Support of Guard and Reserve, 1984. Served from 1st lt to major Army of the United States, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Utah National Guard Honorary Colonels Association, Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (president 1971-1972, board governors), Edison Electric Institute (director 1974-1977), National Society Professional Engineers (past president local chapter), Utah Manufacturers Association (director 1963-1970, Manufacturer of Year award 1971), Northwest Electric Light and Power Association (past director), N.A.M. (former director Utah), National Electrical Contractors Association (citation 1974), High Temperature Reactor Development Association (trustee 1970-1973), University Utah Alumni Association Emeritus Club.

Clubs: Rotarian, Alta, Timpanogos, Salt Lake Country.


Married Helen Spindler, July 12, 1941. Children: Edward Allan, James Scott.

James Austin Hunter

Francis (Fraser) Hunter

Helen Spindler

Edward Allan Hunter

James Scott Hunter