Horace J. Gunn served in the US Army in Europe during World War II, and subsequently in the US Army Reserve. After 20 years of military service he retired with the rank of Major. His career spanned a wide variety of employment: "sheep herder," high school teacher, army officer, salesman, public relations director at the Utah State Highway Department, and executive director of Associated General Contractors for 23 years. Upon retirement, he was appointed to the Institutional Council of Utah State University for which he served as chairman for one year. Digitization completed with funds from a 2017 USHRAB (Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board) Grant that was awarded to Salt Lake Community College, Library Services.