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LDS Democrat and legal giant Oscar McConkie Jr. dies at 94 of COVID complications

McConkie Jr. formed Utah's largest law firm
Posted at 4:09 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 05:45:06-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Oscar W. McConkie Jr., a legal giant and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints known for strong democrat political beliefs, died at 94 on Monday as a result of COVID-19 complications.

McConkie Jr. comes from a prominent Utah family. His younger brother, Bruce R. McConkie was an influential Latter-day Saint apostle, and his father, Oscar Sr., was a state district court judge and Democratic candidate for governor in 1960.

McConkie Jr. co-founded "Kirton McConkie," which would become the legal counsel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In 1960, he was instrumental in the presidential race and was Utah’s point man for John F. Kennedy’s campaign.

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