Norman Howard Bangerter

Michael Christensen Utah History Encyclopedia, 1994 Norman Bangerter was born in Granger, Utah, on 4 January 1933 to William H. Bangerter, a building contractor and farmer, and Isabelle Bawden Bangerter. He was the tenth of eleven children. In 1953 he married Colleen Monson of Magna, and the couple had six children of their own while also raising a foster son. …

Scott Milne Matheson

John McCormick Utah History Encyclopedia, 1994 Scott M. Matheson was born 8 January 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, a son of Scott Milne and Adele Adams Matheson. He soon moved with his family to Parowan, Utah, and, when he was five years old, to Salt Lake City, where his father became Assistant U.S. Attorney for Utah. Matheson graduated from Salt Lake …

Calvin Llewellyn Rampton

John S. McCormick Utah History Encyclopedia, 1994 Calvin L. Rampton was Utah’s only three-term governor, holding office from 1965 to 1977. A moderate Democrat and a consummate politician, he easily fit into the centrist, conservative mold of Utah politics and was elected each time by overwhelming majorities. With a low-key verbal delivery and an restrained platform appearance, he lacked charisma; …

George Dewey Clyde

Miriam B. Murphy Utah History Encyclopedia, 1994 George Dewey Clyde was born in Mapleton, Utah, to Elanora Jane Johnson and Hyrum Smith Clyde, a farmer. He graduated from Springville High School, from Utah State Agricultural College with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering, and from the University of California, Berkeley, with master’s degree in civil engineering. In 1919 he married …

Joseph Bracken Lee

Dennis L. Lythgoe Utah History Encyclopedia, 1994 In a vigorous defense of his fiscal conservatism as governor of Utah, J. Bracken Lee once advised, “Do it honestly, do the best you know how, and let ’em holler!” That statement accurately portrays not only his forceful personality but also the philosophy of government that made him one of the few genuine …

Herbert Brown Maw

Miriam B. Murphy Utah History Encyclopedia, 1994 Herbert Brown Maw was born in Ogden, Utah, in 1893 to Emma Brown and Ephraim Goodman Maw. He later moved with his family to Salt Lake City where he attended LDS High School and the University of Utah Law School. He received a master’s degree and a doctor of law degree from Northwestern …

Henry Hooper Blood

Miriam B. Murphy Utah History Encyclopedia, 1994 Henry Hooper Blood was a prominent businessman and seventh governor of the state of Utah. He was born in Kaysville, Utah, to William Hooper Blood, a farmer and city councilman, and Jane Wilkie Hooper. He attended local schools and Brigham Young Academy in Provo. He married Minnie Barnes in 1896 and they had …

George Henry Dern

Newell G. BringhurstUtah History Encyclopedia, 1994 George H. Dern was a Utah mining man, businessman, and politician. He was born in 1872 in Dodge County, Nebraska, the son of John Dern, a farmer-businessman. Dern attended the University of Nebraska for three years. In 1894, before graduating, he migrated to Utah following his father’s lead in the wake of the elder …

Charles Rendell Mabey

Stanford J. Layton Utah History Encyclopedia, 1994 Charles Rendell Mabey was elected Utah’s fifth state governor in 1920. His earlier political experience included service as the mayor of Bountiful and two terms in the state legislature. Born into a large family in Bountiful, Utah, in 1877, Mabey was raised in an austere but secure environment. He received his education in …

Simon Bamberger

Miriam B. Murphy Utah History Encyclopedia, 1994 Simon Bamberger was the fourth governor of the state of Utah. Born in 1846 at Eberstadt, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, to Emanuel Bamberger and Helen Fleish, he emigrated to the United States at the age of fourteen. He manufactured clothing in St. Louis before coming to Utah, where he arrived sometime in the 1870s or …