Alice Louise Reynolds

Alice Louise Reynolds

Alice Louise Reynolds

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

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Reynolds was the daughter of George Reynolds, a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon or LDS 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 latter 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.

Reynolds died of cancer at the age of 65.

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