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
(October 1, 1872-June 19, 1942)
Born in Kaysville, Blood had served on the Public Utilities Commission and as chairman of the State Road Commission before as his election as governor. He supported FDR's depression-era programs and was able to obtain CCC and WPA projects for Utah. Dams and range improvements were high priorities during his administration. A 2 percent sales tax was adopted at his urging as a welfare measure. Blood was the first governor to occupy the Governor's Mansion, donated by the Kearns family to the state in 1937.