College of Law mourns Jan Graham, alum and former Utah attorney general

Feb 12, 2024 | Alumni

Jan Graham, an older white woman with shoulder-length grey hair wearing a white blouse and light-yellow blazerThe S.J. Quinney College of Law mourns the loss of former Utah Attorney General Jan Graham, who passed away Jan. 29 at age 74 after fighting peritoneal cancer for nearly 10 years.

Graham graduated from the College of Law in 1980 and worked as a lawyer at Jones Waldo, becoming the first woman partner at the firm in 1985 and the first woman on the Board of Directors. She was also a founding partner of Women Lawyers of Utah. In 1993, Graham was elected the first woman Utah attorney general and served until 2001.

“Jan Graham was a trailblazer and is still the only woman elected as attorney general in Utah,” said Utah Law Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner. “I’m grateful for all our alumni who work in public service and especially for those, like Graham, who further opportunities for women within the legal profession.”

Learn more about Graham’s life in her obituary.