Martin Berkeley Hickman
1925 ~ 1991
Martin Berkeley Hickman died Monday, Oct. 14, 1991 in Provo, Utah of an apparent stroke.
He was born May 16, 1925 in Monticello, Utah, the son of Othello and Mary Helen Bunker Hickman. He was reared and educated in Logan. He served with the U.S. Infantry in Europe from 1944 to 1946. He served an LDS Mission to France from 1947 to 1949. He married JoAnn Emmett on August 1, 1950 in the Logan LDS Temple. He received his B.S., M.A. and Ph.D from the University of Utah in Political Science. Upon completion of his education, he began his career with the U. S. Department of State, Foreign Service, where he was a vice consul and economic officer in Hamburg, Germany and as consul and economic officer in Hong Kong. Following his service in Hong Kong he was selected by the State Department to attend Harvard University for advanced German area study and was then assigned to the Eastern Affairs Section, U.S. Mission in Berlin.Dr. Hickman taught at the University of Southern California. He joined BYU's Political Science faculty in 19567 and became Dean of the College of Social Sciences in 1968. In 1979 he assumed the deanship of the newly formed College of Family Home and Social Sciences where he served until he resigned the deanship to return to full-time teaching and research in 1985. In 1988 Dr. Hickman was named director of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. He served in that capacity for 18 months. He has published numerous books and articles in scholarly journals. He was active in state organizations serving on the Utah Constitutional Revision Commission and as President of the Utah Academy of Arts, Sciences and letters.
An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many capacities including Gospel Doctrine Instructor, High Councilor, Bishop and Counselor in the BYU 10th Stake Presidency, but was most happy teaching his beloved High Priest Group in the Oak Hills 1st Ward.
He is survived by wife, JoAnn, Provo; six daughters: Allison (Mrs. David T.) Warner, Provo; Patricia (Mrs. Richard W.) Benn, Salt Lake City; Heather Hickman, Provo; Melissa Hickman, Woodland Hills, Calif.; Elisabeth (Mrs. Richard F.) Holley, Reno, Nev.; and Anne Hickman, Provo; six grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley (Mrs. Don C.) Hale, Salt Lake City; Helen Mar (Mrs. Merlin) Clark, Spokane, Wash.; and one brother, Robert O. Hickman, Port au Prince, Haiti. He was preceded in death by his parents and eldest brother, Clawson Hickman.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 17, 11 a.m. at the Provo Oak Hills Stake Center, 1600 No. 900 East. Friends may call at Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. or at the Stake Center, Thursday, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment, Logan City Cemetery with graveside services at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Martin B. Hickman Memorial Fund, C/O BYU Development Office, P.O. Box 7188, University Station, Provo, Utah 84602.