LeGrand P. Backman, a prominent Salt Lake attorney and former president of the Utah Board of Education, died April 19, 1988, at his home in Salt Lake. He was 94.

The active church leader was the father of Elder Robert L. Backman, a member of the presidency of the First Quorum of Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Mr. Backman, a senior partner in the law firm Backman, Clark and Marsh, was involved in civic activities. He was a member and president of the Salt Lake City Board of Education prior to serving on the state board. He was also director of the Days of '47 activities and a member of the Sigma Pi Fraternity, Kiwanis Club, Sons of Utah Pioneers, and the Bonneville Knife and Fork Club.

Mr. Backman served the LDS Church in the South African Mission, and later served as president of that mission. He was also in the presidency of the Temple Square Mission, as well as serving as a guide on Temple Square.

Mr. Backman was also a bishop of the 34th and Yale LDS Wards and also served as stake Sunday school superintendent.

Funeral services will begin at noon April 23 in the Grant 4th LDS Ward, 1111 E. Charlton Ave. Friends may call at 260 E. South Temple from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 22 and at the ward from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. April 23. Burial will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.