Ralph L. Dewsnup is an attorney in private practice in Salt Lake City where he has practiced law since 1977. He is admitted to practice before all Utah State and Federal Courts and before the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He is also a retired Brigadier General in the United States Air Force, having served in the Utah Air National Guard for 39 years. Mary Dewsnup is a former elementary school teacher who left teaching to be a mother. The Dewsnups are the parents of five children and they have 25 grandchildren ranging in age from 1 to 19 years.