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Charles Durkee

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

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Charles Durkee

1865-1869  LIBERAL PARTY/REPUBLICAN
(1805-1870)

A native of Royalton, Vermont, born in 1805, Durkee became a business, civic, and political leader in Wisconsin, serving as territorial legislator, congressman, and U.S. senator (1855-61), affiliated at various times with the Liberty, Free Soil, and Republican parties. Appointed governor in 1865, Durkee pursued an energetic course oriented toward territorial development and harmony with the Mormons, although he was critical of the lack of public schools. He returned to Wisconsin in late 1869 and died in 1870 in Omaha.

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