Gene A. Sessions

Gene A. Sessions was born in Ogden, Utah, and received his Ph.D. degree from Florida State University in 1974. He is the author and editor of numerous other works, including Latter-day Patriots: Nine Mormon Families and Their Revolutionary War Heritage (1975), Prophesying upon the Bones: J. Reuben Clark and the Foreign Debt Crisis, 1933–39 (1992), The Search for Harmony: Essays on Science and Mormonism (co-edited with Craig J. Oberg, 1993), and Mormon Democrat: The Religious and Political Memoirs of James Henry Moyle (1975, 1998), for which he received the Mormon History Association’s annual award for best edited work. Professor Sessions is Presidential Distinguished Professor of History at Weber State University in Ogden and is currently serving as chair of the History Department. He has also been a consultant on documentaries and committees exploring the Utah War and the Mountain Meadows Massacre.

Gene is the author of Mormon Thunder: A Documentary History of Jedediah Morgan Grant.