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Politician members in Utah

  Samuel Shaw Arentz (1913-1994) — also known as Samuel S. Arentz; Sam Arentz — of Pioche, Lincoln County, Nev.; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 9, 1913. Republican. Mining engineer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker). Member, American Legion; Lambda Chi Alpha; Freemasons. Died January 6, 1994 (age 80 years, 303 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Shaw Arentz (1879-1934) and Harriet (Keep) Arentz; married, February 5, 1940, to Mary Alice Meagher (1910-1998).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry Hunt Atkinson (1881-1968) — also known as Harry H. Atkinson — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, May 22, 1881. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; Nye County District Attorney, 1917-20; U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1926-34; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1936. Episcopalian. Member, Zeta Psi; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; United Spanish War Veterans; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in January, 1968 (age 86 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry R. M. Atkinson and Jessie (Erickson) Atkinson; married, November 28, 1908, to Katherine Jackson (died 1954); married, September 1, 1961, to Cecil Payn Chapman.
  Simon Bamberger (1846-1926) — of Provo, Utah County, Utah. Born in Darmstadt, Germany, February 27, 1846. Democrat. Coal business; hotel owner; director and treasurer Bamberger Electric Railway; member of Utah state senate, 1903-07; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1904, 1924; Governor of Utah, 1917-21. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Died October 6, 1926 (age 80 years, 221 days). Interment at B'nai Israel Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Emanuel Bamberger and Helen (Fleish) Bamberger (1828-1925); married, November 23, 1881, to Ida Maas (1863-1936); father of Julian Maas Bamberger; uncle of Ernest Bamberger (1877-1958).
  Political family: Bamberger family of Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Hiram Evans Booth (b. 1860) — also known as Hiram E. Booth — of Carson, Pottawattamie County, Iowa; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born near Postville, Allamakee County, Iowa, October 25, 1860. Lawyer; newspaper editor; member of Utah territorial senate, 1894-96; member of Utah state senate, 1896-97; U.S. Attorney for Utah, 1906-13. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Booth and Caroline (Bishop) Booth; married, May 29, 1889, to Lillian B. Redhead.
  Harold Hitz Burton (1888-1964) — also known as Harold H. Burton — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; Boise, Ada County, Idaho; East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 22, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; assistant attorney, Utah Power & Light Company and Utah Light & Traction Company, 1914-16; attorney, Idaho Power Company and Boise Valley Traction Company, 1916-17; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1929; mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1931-32, 1936-41; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1944; speaker, 1936; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1941-45; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1945-58; took senior status 1958. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Phi Alpha Delta; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Eagles; Grange; Rotary; Kiwanis; Exchange Club. Died in Washington, D.C., October 28, 1964 (age 76 years, 128 days). Interment at Highland Park Cemetery, Highland Hills, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Edgar Burton (Dean of M.I.T.) and Gertrude (Hitz) Burton; married, June 15, 1912, to Selma Florence Smith.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James William Cherry (1872-1949) — also known as James W. Cherry — of Utah; Mesa, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Hancock County, Ill., April 5, 1872. Republican. Justice of Utah state supreme court, 1923-33; chief justice of Utah state supreme court, 1929-33. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons. Died, of cardiac asthma, in Mesa, Maricopa County, Ariz., March 23, 1949 (age 76 years, 352 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Manti City Cemetery, Manti, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of A. N. Cherry and Mary (Banks) Cherry.
  Elmer Ellsworth Corfman (1863-1950) — also known as Elmer E. Corfman — of Provo, Utah County, Utah; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Toledo, Tama County, Iowa, March 2, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; justice of Utah state supreme court, 1917-23; chief justice of Utah state supreme court, 1919-23. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Died in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 2, 1950 (age 86 years, 337 days). Interment at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Corfman (1814-1892) and Catherine (Hufford) Corfman (1818-1876); married, June 8, 1898, to Ivy Gladys Loar (1872-1953).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
George H. Dern George Henry Dern (1872-1936) — also known as George H. Dern — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Dodge County, Neb., September 8, 1872. Democrat. General Manager of the Mercur Gold Mining and Milling Company; joint inventor, with Theodore P. Holt, of the Holt-Dern ore roaster; member of Utah state senate, 1915-23; Governor of Utah, 1925-33; U.S. Secretary of War, 1933-36; died in office 1936; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1936. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Died, in a hospital, of influenza and kidney failure, August 27, 1936 (age 63 years, 354 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of John Dern and Elizabeth (Dern) Dern; married, June 7, 1899, to Charlotte Brown.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Isaac Blair Evans (b. 1885) — also known as Isaac B. Evans — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, May 22, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Utah, 1919-21. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Benjamin Evans and Ruth (Blair) Evans; married, June 30, 1909, to Grace Grant.
  Harold Pegram Fabian (1885-1975) — also known as Harold P. Fabian — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, April 1, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1920, 1940 (member, Resolutions Committee); member of Republican National Committee from Utah, 1928-32. German ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Psi Upsilon; Freemasons. Conservationist; national and state parks advocate. Died December 6, 1975 (age 90 years, 249 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Ferdinand John Fabian and Minnie Stella (Pegram) Fabian; married, October 19, 1910, to Ruth Chapman (died 1966).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Valentine Gideon (1859-1951) — of Ogden, Weber County, Utah; West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Iron County, Mo., January 11, 1859. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1916 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); justice of Utah state supreme court, 1917-27, 1927-29; appointed 1927; chief justice of Utah state supreme court, 1925-27. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died February 11, 1951 (age 92 years, 31 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Calvin Gideon and Artemesia (Matkin) Gideon; married 1889 to Elizabeth L. Lang.
  William Marion Jardine (1879-1955) — also known as William M. Jardine — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan.; Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Oneida County, Idaho, January 16, 1879. College professor; agronomist; president, Kansas State Agricultural College, 1918-25; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1925-29; U.S. Minister to Egypt, 1930; Kansas state treasurer, 1933-34; appointed 1933; resigned 1934. Congregationalist. Member, Sigma Xi; Beta Theta Pi; Alpha Zeta; Phi Kappa Phi; Gamma Sigma Delta; Freemasons; Rotary; American Forestry Association; Farm Bureau. Died January 17, 1955 (age 76 years, 1 days). Interment at Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of William Jardine and Rebecca J. (Dudley) Jardine; married, September 6, 1905, to Effie Nebeker.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leonard Beck Jordan (1899-1983) — also known as Len B. Jordan — of Idaho. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, May 15, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Idaho state legislature, 1947; Governor of Idaho, 1951-55; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1952; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1962-73. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Tau Omega. Died June 30, 1983 (age 84 years, 46 days). Interment at Cloverdale Memorial Park, Boise, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Leonard Eugene Jordan (1874-1948) and Irene (Beck) Jordan (1874-1949); married, December 30, 1924, to Grace Edgington (1892-1985).
  Cross-reference: Jim Jones
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) — also known as Heber C. Kimball — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Sheldon, Franklin County, Vt., June 14, 1801. One of the original Twelve Apostles in the early Mormon Church; member Utah territorial council, 1851-58. Mormon. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons. Injured in a carriage accident, and died soon after, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, June 22, 1868 (age 67 years, 8 days). Interment at Kimball-Whitney Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Solomon Farnham Kimball (1770-1825) and Anna (Spaulding) Kimball (1773-1825); great-grandfather of John Nicholas Udall (1913-2005).
  Political family: Udall family of Arizona.
  The city of Heber City, Utah, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Goodwin Jess Knight (1896-1970) — also known as Goodwin J. Knight — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Provo, Utah County, Utah, December 9, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; superior court judge in California, 1935-46; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1947-53; Governor of California, 1953-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956 (speaker), 1960 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1958; Presidential Elector for California, 1960. Protestant. Member, American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Eagles; Elks; Odd Fellows; Order of Ahepa; Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Alpha Delta; Sigma Delta Chi; Delta Sigma Rho. Died in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 22, 1970 (age 73 years, 164 days). Originally entombed at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.; re-entombed in 1971 in mausoleum at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Jess Knight and Lillie J. (Milner) Knight; married 1925 to Arvilla Pearl Cooley (died 1952); married, August 2, 1954, to Virginia (Piergue) Carlson.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Joseph Bracken Lee (1899-1996) — also known as J. Bracken Lee — of Price, Carbon County, Utah; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Price, Carbon County, Utah, January 7, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; insurance business; Governor of Utah, 1949-57; defeated in primary, 1956; delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1956; mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, 1960-72; Conservative candidate for President of the United States, 1960. Protestant. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in a nursing home in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, October 20, 1996 (age 97 years, 287 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur J. Lee and Ida M. (Leiter) Lee; married, February 23, 1928, to Margaret Draper.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Books about J. Bracken Lee: Dennis L. Lythgoe, Let 'em holler : a political biography of J. Bracken Lee
  Robert Timothy Monagan, Jr. (b. 1920) — also known as Bob Monagan — of Tracy, San Joaquin County, Calif. Born in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, July 5, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; real estate business; member of California state assembly, 1961-72; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1969-70; Presidential Elector for California, 1968, 1972; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Rotary. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  John Wilson Shaffer (1827-1870) — also known as J. Wilson Shaffer — of Utah. Born in Lewisburg, Union County, Pa., July 5, 1827. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Utah Territory, 1870; died in office 1870. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, October 31, 1870 (age 43 years, 118 days). Interment somewhere in Freeport, Ill.
  Charles Herbert Wilson (1917-1984) — also known as Charles H. Wilson — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Magna, Salt Lake County, Utah, February 15, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1955-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from California 31st District, 1963-81. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis. Reprimanded by the House of Representatives in 1978 for accepting a $1,000 wedding gift from a key figure in the Koreagate scandal; censured by the House of Representatives in 1980 for financial misconduct; no criminal charges were filed. Died, of a heart attack, at Southern Maryland Hospital, Clinton, Prince George's County, Md., July 21, 1984 (age 67 years, 157 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Brigham Young (1801-1877) — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Whitingham, Windham County, Vt., June 1, 1801. Leader of the Mormon Church 1841-1877; Governor of Utah Territory, 1850-58. Mormon. Member, Freemasons. Died, of peritonitis and appendicitis, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, August 29, 1877 (age 76 years, 89 days). Interment at Mormon Pioneer Memorial, Salt Lake City, Utah; statue at Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah; statue at Heritage Plaza, St. George, Utah.
  Relatives: Father of Susa Young Gates (1856-1933).
  Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, is named for him.  — The city of Brigham City, Utah, is named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier
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