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academic administrator , Management educator , senator

Karl Nelson Snow,, American public management educator, academic administrator, retired state senator. Administrative fellow State of Minnesota, University Minnesota, 1956-1957; University fellow University Southern California, 1959-1961.


Snow,, Karl Nelson was born on July 1, 1930 in St. George, Utah, United States. Son of Karl Nelson and Wanda (McGregor) Snow.


Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1956. Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1958. Master of Public Administration, University Southern California, 1965.

Doctor of Public Administration, University Southern California, 1972.


Budget examiner Minnesota Department Administration, 1956-1959. Staff assistant, instructor School Public Administration University Southern California, 1959-1962. Member faculty Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1962-1996, director Institute Government, 1969-1979, professor public management, since 1979, assistant executive vice president, 1987-1991.

State legislation fiscal analyst, 1966-1970. Member Utah Senate from 16th District, 1972-1985, majority leader, 1981-1985. Chairman Utah State House Fellowship Commission, 1973-1979, Utah Constitutional Revision Commission, 1977-1989.

Board directors Legislation Leaders Foundation, 1981-1985. Chairman board trustees Utah Technology Finance Corporation, 1983-1994. President, trustee Utah Technology Equity Foundation, 1994-1996.

Chairman Conference of State Sponsored Seed and Venture Funds, 1993-1996. International affairs representative Latter Day Saints Church, New York City, 1997-2000.


Missionary Mormon Church, 1950-1952, member stake high council, 1975-1985, 93-97, bishop, 1985-1990, director church international affairs, New York City, 1997-2000. Member Warren Burger Prison Task Force, 1983-1987. Board directors Utah Innovation Foundation, 1984-1988.

Member American Society Public Administration (chapter president 1968-1969), director national council (1969-1972), Sons Utah Pioneers.


Married Donna Jean Dain, January 29, 1960. Children: Karl Nelson, III, Melissa, Daniel D., Jeanmarie, Elisabeth, Howard H.

Karl Nelson Snow,

Wanda (McGregor) Snow,

Donna Jean Dain

Karl Nelson Snow,

III Snow,

Melissa Snow,

Daniel D. Snow,

Jeanmarie Snow,

Elisabeth Snow,

Howard H. Snow,