Church member nominated to U.S. district Court for Utah

Dale A. Kimball, a prominent Salt Lake attorney and a former regional representative of the Church, has been nominated by U.S. President Bill Clinton to the U.S. District Court for Utah.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has predicted an easy confirmation for Brother Kimball, who is a member of the board of directors of the Deseret News, which publishes the Church News.Brother Kimball served as president of the Draper Utah Stake from 1980 through 1989. He served as regional representative in the Granite Utah and Olympus Utah regions from 1990 to 1993, and in the Granger Utah and Jordan Utah regions until 1995.

He received his bachelor's degree from BYU in 1964 and his law degree from the University of Utah in 1967. He was a founding partner of Kimball, Parr, Waddoups, Brown & Gee in 1975, and is now a senior partner. From 1974 to 1976, he was an associate professor at the BYU Law School, and an adjunct professor from 1976 to 1979. He received the Utah Bar Association's 1996 Distinguished Lawyer of the Year Award.

Brother Kimball and his wife, Rachel, are members of the Draper 4th Ward, Draper Utah Stake.