Earl J. Glade
Earl J. Glade (December 2, 1885 – September 12, 1966) was the 25th Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Glade was born in Ogden, Utah Territory. A Latter-day Saint, he served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Germany from 1904 to 1907; during some of this time he was the president of the Breslau Conference. Glade married Sarah Elizabeth Rasband and they had seven children.
Glade studied at Brigham Young University (BYU) where Christen Jensen was one of his professors. He also studied at Rochester Business Institute and later pursued graduate studies at the University of Chicago. He was the head of the business program at BYU for five years. He later was a professor of business at the University of Utah. From 1925 to 1939 Glade was the head of KSL. Glade was one of the principal people behind the starting of the program Music and the Spoken Word, for which he produced the first broadcast.
One of the rooms in the Jesse Knight Building on BYU campus was named for Glade. BYU also has a broadcast journalism award named for Glade. Among those who have earned the Glade award are Jane Clayson and Sharlene Hawkes.
Glade's daughter Patricia married LeGrand R. Curtis, a general authority of the LDS Church; she was the mother of LeGrand R. Curtis Jr., who was also a general authority. They also had a son Earl J. Glade, Jr., who was involved in broadcasting as was his father; he served as head of BYU's radio and television broadcasting operations for a time.
- Ernest L. Wilkinson, ed., Brigham Young University: The First One Hundred Years. (Provo: BYU Press, 1975) Vol 1., p. 460
- Wilkinson. BYU. Vol. 1, p. 473
- Ensign, Feb. 1987, p. 76-77
- Article on Little Dell
- history of Weber County section on post-World War II politics
- Dedication of the Jesse Knight Building
- Mary Richards bio
- Clayson's CBS bio
- Find a Grave entry for Glade
- Utah Encyclopedia article on broadcasting
- Andrew Jenson. Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia. Vol. 4, p. 213.