Milton Vaughn Backman, Jr. was born on June 11, 1927, and died on February 6, 2016.
He was a historian of American religions.
He gave special attention to the early history of the Latter Day Saint movement.
He was a professor of Church History at Brigham Young University.
Milton V. Backman was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various positions in the church, often related to teaching and welfare.
Backman served as a member of a bishopric and on a stake high council.
During his younger years Milton served as a Mormon missionary in South Africa.
Milton V. Backman passed away at 88 yrs old.