During Utah's history there have been 14 Territorial Governors and 17 Governors of the State.
Wells | Cutler | Spry | Bamberger | Mabey | Dern | Blood | Maw | Lee | Clyde | Rampton | Matheson | Bangerter | Leavitt | Walker | Huntsman | Herbert
(January 4, 1933- )
Bangerter, born in rural Salt Lake County, grew up in Granger (now West Valley City). He served in the U. S. Army in Korea, 1953-54. A successful real estate developer and businessman, he was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 1974, eventually serving as Speaker of the House. As governor he launched an aggressive campaign to rebuild the state's economy and to reduce the size and cost of state government. His three E's - education, economic development, and efficiency in government - won national recognition for the state as a good place to live and do business. Later, the environment and court, prison, and building needs dominated his agenda. He returned to private business, and to an important LDS Church assignment.