Alice Louise Reynolds

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Alice Louise Reynolds
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Personal details
Born (1873-04-01)April 1, 1873
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died December 5, 1938(1938-12-05) (aged 65)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Cause of death cancer
Resting place Salt Lake City Cemetery
40°46′37″N 111°51′29″W / 40.777°N 111.858°W / 40.777; -111.858 (Salt Lake City Cemetery)
Alma mater University of Michigan
Brigham Young Academy
Notable works Relief Society Magazine editor
Parents George Reynolds
Mary A. T. Reynolds

Alice Louise Reynolds (April 1, 1873 – December 5, 1938)[1] was a Brigham Young University professor who is rated among the top-10 BYU professors of the 20th century.[2]


Reynolds was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States to George Reynolds and Mary Ann Tuddenham Reynolds.[3] Her Father, George Reynolds, was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a longtime secretary to the First Presidency of the church. At age 13 she began studying at Brigham Young Academy (which later became Brigham Young University). She was greatly motivated by the teachings of one of her instructors, Academy Principal Karl G. Maeser.

Reynolds studied literature at the University of Michigan from 1892 to 1894. In 1894 she received a faculty appointment at Brigham Young Academy. She later pursued advanced study at Chicago, Cornell, Berkeley and Columbia.

Reynolds was an editor for the Relief Society Magazine for seven years.

In politics, Reynolds was an active Democrat, serving on the national party's committee and as a delegate to the party's national convention. She was also a women's activist and delegate to the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the National American Women Suffrage Conventions, and the League of Women Voters at the Pan American Convention.[1]

Reynolds died of cancer at the age of 65.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Alice Louise Reynolds". Brigham Young Academy High School Class of 1890. Brigham Young High School Alumni. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  2. ^ A Lingering Influence: Top 10 BYU Professors
  3. ^ Jenson, Andrew (1936). Latter-day Saint biographical encyclopedia: A compilation of biographical sketches of prominent men and women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 4. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Andrew Jenson History Company (Printed by The Deseret News Press). p. 194. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
Relief Society Magazine titles
Preceded by
Susa Young Gates 
Succeeded by
Mary Connelly Kimball