Rex E. Lee (February 27, 1935 – March 11, 1996) from St. Johns, Arizona was a respected Constitutional lawyer, a Latter-day Saint, an alumnus and tenth president of Brigham Young University from July 1, 1989 through December 31, 1995, clerked for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White and served as the United States Solicitor General under the Reagan Administration. He argued 59 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
He was a descendant of John D. Lee and Jacob Hamblin and a cousin to a number of Udall family politicians.
Current U.S. Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito served as assistant to Solicitor General Lee from 1981 to 1985, where Alito argued 12 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Rex Lee's son, Mike Lee, is now assistant to Justice Samuel Alito.