Today, Attorney General Sean Reyes released the following statement regarding the passing of Jon Huntsman, Sr., Founder of the Huntsman Corporation and Huntsman Cancer Institute.
“I am brokenhearted to hear of the passing of Jon Huntsman, Sr. – a friend, an iconic leader, and a man of great faith dedicated to his family and his work. Most know him as a titan of business, philanthropy, and his church. Few realize, however, his incredible service to our country, from his time in the White House as a young man to advising multiple presidents throughout the years. He also possessed numerous other talents and engaged in countless other acts of service that were not public.
“I have always appreciated Mr. Huntsman’s willingness to take time out of his busy schedule to call or meet with me. His personal advice, wit, wisdom and encouragement will be dearly missed. I will never forget one night he took a detour from his scheduled appearance, to take me by the arm, walk slowly around the Grand America and provide his perspective on several issues as a mentor. The legacy that he leaves as a businessman, philanthropist, and committed servant is a testimony to his character of kindness, goodness, and his deep love of community and country.
“My wife, Saysha, and I express our sincere and deepest condolences to the entire Huntsman family and all those grieving. Utah is a much better place because of Jon Huntsman, Sr., and we are all profoundly grateful.”