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Insurance company executive

Elmer La Mar Buckner, American insurance company executive. Chartered Life Underwriter. Recipient Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, 1967, Silver Antelope award, 1983; Distinguished Alumni award Weber State College, 1983, Alexis de Tocqueville award United Way American, 1987, Alumni Distinguished Service award Brigham Young University, 1991; named Utah Insurance Agent of Year, 1973.


Buckner, Elmer La Mar was born on April 27, 1922 in Provo, Utah, United States. Son of Elmer R. and Altis LaVern (Maxfield) Buckner.


Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, 1946. HHD (honorary), Weber State University, 1994.


Partner, Buckner-Radmall Insurance Counselors, Ogden, Utah., 1947-1962; company incorporated president, Buckner-Radmall Insurance Counselors, Ogden, Utah., 1962-1985. Member Utah House of Representatives, 1965-1967, Utah Senate, 1967-1975, assistant majorityleader, 1971-1975.


  • Chartered Life Underwriter.


Board Governors American Red Cross, 1956-1962, member Executive Committee, 1961-1962. Member general board YoungMen's Mutual Improvement Association, Latter- Day Saints (Mormons) Church, 1957-1958, young men's general board, 1980, regional representative, 1981-1987. Bishop Ogden 55th Ward, 1958-1963, president Ogden Latter- Day Saints (Mormons) Temple, 1987-1990.

2d counselor Weber Heights Stake presidency, 1963-1968. President Weber State College Stake, 1968-1973, Sacramento mission, 1975-1978. Former director Citizens Committee for Hoover Report.

Member Committee on Religion in American Life Inc. Former member of advisory committee Foreign Operations Administration. Vice president Lake Bonneville county Boy Scouts American, 1968-1969, president, 1970, program chairman Western region, 1973-1975.

Member alumni board Brigham Young U., 1959-1963, president, 1961-1962. Vice president Ogden Area United Fund, 1962, president Northern Utah, 1963;chairman Utah Cancer Crusade, 1970. Vice president Utah Cancer Society, 1971, Utah division American Cancer Society.

Delegate Republican National Convention, Chicago, 1960, chairman Weber County Representatives, 1960-1964. Elector Utah State Representatives, 1964. Member Utah Board Regents Higher Education, 1981-1985.

Board directors western region board Boy Scouts American, since 1986, president area II county, 1985-1987. First lieutenant United States Army Air Force, World World War II. 23 missions. Member of the United States Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1955-1956), United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1954-1955), Utah Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1952-1953), Ogden Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1980, president 1982, Utah Hall of Fame award 1989), Ogden Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1950), Junior Chamber International (treasurer 1956), Weber College Alumni Association (president 1958-1959), Kiwanis (president Ogden club 1967), Sigma Gamma Chi (international president 1967-1969).


Married Melba Hale, October 3, 1945. Children: Lynda, Brent, Terry, Kathy, David.

Elmer R. Buckner

Altis LaVern (Maxfield) Buckner

Melba Hale

David Buckner

Kathy Buckner

Brent Buckner

Lynda Buckner

Terry Buckner