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George Henry Dern

During Utah's history there have been 14 Territorial Governors and 17 Governors of the State.

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George Henry Dern

1925-1933 DEMOCRAT
(September 8, 1872-August 27, 1936)

A native of Scribner, Dodge County, Nebraska, Dern captained the U. of Nebraska football team during his college years. An important figure in Utah's mining industry, he served in the State Senate before his election as governor. A strong progressive, Dern revised Utah's tax laws to favor middle and lower income groups and advocated unemployment insurance. Later, as FDR's Secretary of War, Dern was influential in the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

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