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Current political position: None.

Vital statistics:Age: 35.

Height: 6'2".

Weight: 175 lbs.

Born: July 15, 1953; Salt Lake City.

Education: Salt Lake City School District, East High School. Bachelor's degree from Stanford University in economics. Law degree from Yale University. RhodesScholar, Oxford University, degree in modern history.

Family life: Married to Robyn Kuida. They have two children.

Profession: Law professor, University of Utah. Practicing prosecutor, Salt Lake County attorney's office. Attorney, Washington, D.C.

Political history: Campaign manager for father, former Gov. Scott M. Matheson, in 1976 and 1980. Legislative assistant to Rep. Wayne Owens, D-Utah, 1974.

Quote: "I've always been interested in politics. But I've decided it's best to pursue an independent career, and if circumstances arise in the political field, you take a look. I have no specific plans or agenda to run for any office."

Political future: Most often mentioned in connection with the governor's or U.S. Senate race in 1992 or beyond.