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Byron R. White, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will give the inaugural address Oct. 27 when Rex E. Lee is installed as the 10th president of Brigham Young University.

Lee and White have known each other since 1963, when Lee spent a year as White's law clerk.Lee was named in May to succeed Jeffrey Holland as BYU president after Elder Holland was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

President Thomas S. Monson, second counselor in the church's First Presidency, will conduct the official installation ceremony and give the charge to the new president. President Gordon B. Hinckley, first counselor in the First Presidency and chairman of the executive committee of BYU's board of trustees, will preside.

Classes will be dismissed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nearly 1,000 dignitaries and delegates dressed in full academic regalia will take part in the 9:15 a.m. procession from the Administration Building to the Marriott Center, where the inaugural convocation will begin at 10 a.m. The convocation will be followed by a private luncheon for Lee and his wife, Janet, after which they will host an afternoon reception.

The day will conclude with three inaugural balls, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets for the semiformal dances - at the Wilkinson Center Ballroom, Harris Fine Arts Center and Oak Hills Stake Center - will be $8 per person and are available at the Marriott Center Ticket Office, 378-5666.

Lee's ties with BYU are deep. They began with his undergraduate studies at BYU and continued with his position as the founding dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School. Lee, 54, has been the school's George Sutherland Professor of Law since 1985.

Lee is a 1960 graduate of BYU and received a juris doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1963.

He served as dean of BYU's law school from 1972 to 1981, taking a leave of absence from 1975 to 1976 to serve as assistant U.S. attorney general in charge of the Justice Department's Civil Division.

He served as U.S. solicitor general from 1981 to 1985. That was followed by a partnership in the law firm of Sidley and Austin.