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educator , poet

Edward LeRoy Hart, American poet, educator. American Philosophical Society grantee, 1964; First prize in poetry and biography Utah State Arts Council, 1973, 75; Fulbright-Hays senior lecturer Pakistan, 1973-1974; recipient Charles Redd award Utah Academy, 1976, College Humanities Distinguished Faculty award Brigham Young University, 1977, presidential citation Brigham Young University Commencement, 1998.


Hart, Edward LeRoy was born on December 28, 1916 in Bloomington, Idaho, United States. Son of Alfred Augustus and Sarah Cecilia (Patterson) Hart.


Bachelor of Science, University Utah, 1939. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1941. Doctor of Philosophy (Rhodes scholar), Oxford University, England, 1950.


Instructor, U. Utah, Salt Lake City, 1946; assistant professor, U. Washington, Seattle, 1949-1952; assistant professor, Brigham Young U., Provo, Utah., 1952-1955; associate professor, Brigham Young U., Provo, Utah., 1955-1959; professor, Brigham Young U., Provo, Utah., 1959-1982; professor emeritus, Brigham Young U., Provo, Utah., since 1982. Visiting professor University of California, Berkeley, 1959-1960, Arizona State University, summer 1968.


The hope of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and the purpose of life on this earth is to teach people and prepare them that everybody, along with their families, might live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ eternally.


Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Fellow American Council Learned Socs., Foundation Economics Education. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Eleanor May Coleman, December 15, 1944 (deceased December 1990). Children: Edward Richard, Paul LeRoy, Barbara, Patricia. Married Leah Yates Bryson, April 30, 1993 (deceased August 2001).

Married Frances Cannon Lee, June 7, 2002.

Alfred Augustus Hart

Sarah Cecilia (Patterson) Hart

Frances Cannon Lee

Leah Yates Bryson

Eleanor May Coleman

Edward Richard Hart

Barbara Hart

Paul LeRoy Hart

Patricia Hart