Byron Marchant

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Byron Marchant
Residing In: Raleigh, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Spouse: Gladys Smith (1945-1979), sister of Veon Smith (also South '60), mother of our two daughters. Partner: Yvonne Rollins, French Professor, NCSU.
Occupation: Retired
Children: Daphne Marchant (1971-), public school teacher living in SLC.

Nicole Marchant (1976-) (Sid) More…Fischer, parents of five (3 girls (Molly, 17; Marcy, 12; Eliza, 9), 2 boys (Calvin, 19; Teichert, 13), living in Washington state.
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Yes! Attending Reunion

What have I been up to since 1960? That's a long story. Try this for starters:

and this for the latest (1877 book on Early Christian History by Bruno Bauer and co-translated by me and Helmut Brunar, published 2015, showing there was no first century, New Testament, Jesus):

Looking at the profiles of Warner (Woodworth of course) and Gordon Jones, it appears that they both started their after-Mormonism mission careers with Macro Economics in mind (Warner wanted to change the world and Gordon in Washington where "big spending" decisions are made). Then it looks like they had some new, career changing, things happen (resulting in micro management endeavors). Warner began making small loans to millions of people and Gordon worked, beginning with Ronald Reagan, to make sure that the US National Debt would be a burden on everybody (micro economics on a massive scale) with the promotion of 20th century feudalism. Mine, on the other hand, was just the opposite. I started out wanting to develop a tennis program at the Liberty Park tennis courts (micro economics, you can't get much smaller than that) and ended up running for political office (Utah Governor three times), proposing a (macro economic) solution (dealing micro economically with the problems created by so-called trickle down craziness) to the economic woes of these United States called Whiskfair—a Capitalist solution to the problems that these recent decades have created by the resurrection of pre-Smith (Adam Smith) feudalism:

Of course the politicians wouldn't discuss it (it seems they have thought throughout that they had all the answers), what a joke.

Of course, too, some of my time has been utilized to foster all kinds of civil rights (along with suggesting those economic solutions entailed in Whiskfair), matters that were driven home during my years at Liberty Elementary, Lincoln Junior High and South High plus during the 1960s and thereafter.

Back to my Liberty Park tennis days (1965-1968), when our (I was running the tennis program there) Junior League tennis team won the championship (beating out the Salt Lake Swimming and Tennis Club on 17th East, resulting in my being fired by Salt Lake City powers that be, in order that the private clubs could have their little monopoly on tennis development in Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County) in 1968, our good friend David Triptow (he was #1 on our 1960 South High tennis team while I was #2 that year) wrote a Master's Thesis on tennis development in Salt Lake County (while a student at the U of U), which he completed in 1966 (you can read it at the U of U Marriott Library Special Collections department). Liberty Park had been the nucleus of Jr. tennis in Salt Lake County for half a century but, after 1968 (47+ years ago now), there has been no decent Jr. development program for young players at those Liberty Park tennis courts (feudalism again, not Capitalism, giving everything to the wealthy without regard for the public in general). Oh well, it's been fun watching the politicians give their influence to the financially secure, while producing revenue sucking problems for tax payers in general. You can probably tell, I wasn't very surprised when the 2007-09 crash happened a few years ago (and I won't be surprised if the problems have just now begun). And, speaking of feudalism, here's a little history that turned up during my investigations into the causes of the American Revolution. It seems that a man by the name of Herman Husband wanted the British to stop their promoting of slavery in the American colonies. Husband, living in North Carolina, objected and sent this letter to a London landlord:

Health permitting, I'll see you at the 2020 reunion.

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Dec 24, 2017 at 2:11 AM

Happy Birthday Dennis (My Way) Sterling. Only two and a half years before we may be able to enjoy listening to your singing voice again. Happy Holiday season and New Year too. And enjoy your retirement.

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Nov 17, 2017 at 9:18 PM

Okay, I'll be the first. Happy Thanksgiving Robert et al, and if you come by Raleigh on your birthday the next day, drop in an I'll share some leftovers with and Becky. Thanks again for all your hard work on this south60 website.

Oct 31, 2017 at 1:27 PM

Happy Birthday (on my second favorite holiday) Ms Norton. Hope you're doing well (or, rather, great).

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Looks like I am a day late to wish you a happy birthday! I hope it was wonderful and that you are enjoying good or at least better health!

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Posted on: Jul 02, 2015 at 5:03 PM

Hey Kathy (I never thought of you as Kathleen), let's talk old times here (why wait for some reunion). I met your brother Stew while he was driving cab at the SL Airport. How's he doin'?

So you became a psychologist, huh? Sounds interesting. Tell me about Sigmund (Freud). He's one of my favorites.

I met your cute niece (the daughter of Dominique LeRoy) when she was working at the SLC Public Library on 5th South, before they built the new one on 4th South. I always thought she was cute (of course, what would I expect with some of your genes in her blood).

Hope you will respond and tell me (us) about your life.

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Posted on: Apr 26, 2015 at 4:45 PM

Byron, Robert called me and got me on line. Thanks for making this possible.