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Edward L. Kimball (born September 1930) is a law professor at Brigham Young University who has written biographies of his father Spencer W. Kimball and his mother Camilla Eyring Kimball. These biographies have been described as "well crafted".[1] Kimball's biography of his father has also been listed among "60 Signicficant Mormon Biographies".[2]

Kimball was born in Arizona and suffered from polio as a child. He served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Netherlands.[3] Kimball also wrote an article on Henry Eyring and Harvey Fletcher published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought.[4]

Kimball has also published an indepth study on the 1978 Revelation on the priesthood received by his father.[5] He has also written an article on the history of LDS Temple admissions standards.[6]

As a lawyer, Brother Kimball specialized in evidence law.[7] He held the Ernest L. Wilkinson chair at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.


  1. Ronald W. Walker, David J. Whittaker and James B. Allen. Mormon History. (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2001) p. 129
  2. article listing 60 significant Mormon biographies and explaining why each is included
  3. Carolina Eyring Miner and Edward L. Kiball. Camilla: A Biography of Camilla Eyring Kimball. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1980) p. 111
  4. Craig Oberg and Gene Sessions. Science and Mormonism: A Review Essay
  5. report on Kimball's BYU Studies article
  6. reference to Kimball's article in a bibliography
  7. citation of an article co-authored by Kimball

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