Lemuel Hardison Redd Jr.
Emeritus Professors in Western American History


Prominent Utah ranchers and philanthropists Charles and Annaley Redd established the Lemuel Hardison Redd Jr. Endowed Chair in Western American History in 1972 to promote and honor research, publication and teaching in Western American History. They named the chair in honor of Charlie Redd’s father, who settled and developed Mormon communities in southeastern Utah’s red rock desert, forests, and mountains and established a successful livestock empire. Charlie described his father as “a man who lived a big life,” a somewhat lonely and enigmatic character with “many admirers, who regarded him as a giant.”


Leonard J. Arrington (1973–1987)

James B. Allen (1987–1992)

Thomas G. Alexander (1992–2004)


Learn about the current holder of the Redd Chair, Professor Ignacio Garcia, here.