Family tree of Jon HUNTSMAN

American politician

AmericanBorn Jon Meade HUNTSMAN

American politician, businessman, and diplomat who served as the 16th Governor of Utah

Born on March 26, 1960 in Redwood City, California, USA , United States (61 years)

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Huntsman was born in Redwood City, California. His mother is Karen Haight Huntsman, daughter of LDS Church apostle David B. Haight. His father is billionaire businessman and philanthropist Jon Huntsman, Sr. of the Huntsman Corporation. Through his father, Huntsman, Jr. is the great-great-great-grandson of early LDS Church leader Parley P. Pratt.

In 1975 (age 15), Huntsman earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America. Huntsman attended Highland High School in Salt Lake City but dropped out before graduating to pursue his passion as a keyboard player in the rock band Wizard.


Huntsman later obtained a G.E.D. and enrolled at the University of Utah, where he became, like his father, a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Huntsman served as a Mormon missionary in Taiwan for two years. He then transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a bachelor's degree in international politics in 1987.

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