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Mormon Scientist: The life and faith of Henry Eyring.

Memoirs of the man who fused science & religion

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A Man Who Got Things Done

Richard E. Turley, Sr. |  posted: Aug. 5, 2008 |  occurred: Early 1950's |  in: El Paso, Texas, U.S.A.

Henry Eyring was the one responsible for my going to the University of Utah. I had gone to Texas A&M for 2 1/2 years before my mission. When I returned from my mission, I was working at the Romney Implement Co. in El Paso, Texas, a business involving Gordon Romney and Edward Vernon Turley (my father). Henry had come to visit his cousins, Gordon and Vernon, and I happened to be at the store.

Henry wanted to know what I was planning to do about my schooling. I sounded a bit uncertain; so, Henry invited me to come up to the U. I told him I would like that. Within in two weeks he had me registered into the University, he had reserved a dormitory room for me, and he had found me a part-time job! He was a man who got things done, and I shall never forget him.