During his senior year at Columbia forty-five years ago, Ed Rutan was torn between going to law school or to graduate school in history. He chose law school, but resolved that some day he would write a publishable work of American History. Now after a rewarding career as a lawyer, he has retired and is returning to American History. Rutan served as the City Attorney for Salt Lake City from 2002 to 2013. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Utah Capter of The American Society for Public Administration in 2013. He previously worked in AT&T's law department, including assignments in Brussels as regional counsel and Dallas as a regional Law and Government Affairs Vice President. He began his legal career at a major New York City law firm after graduating cum laude from Harvard Law School. Rutan and his wife Lynne live in Park City, Utah where they enjoy skiing, hiking and traveling.