The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Utah: Governors

Governors of Utah, 1895-2007 (May be incomplete!)
Heber M. Wells 1896-1905 John Christopher Cutler 1905-09 William Spry 1909-17 Simon Bamberger 1917-21 Charles R. Mabey 1921-25 George H. Dern 1925-33 Henry H. Blood 1933-41 Herbert B. Maw 1941-49 J. Bracken Lee 1949-57 George D. Clyde 1957-65 Calvin L. Rampton 1965-77 Scott M. Matheson 1977-85 Norman Howard Bangerter 1985-93 Michael O. Leavitt 1993-2003 Olene S. Walker 2003-05 Jon Huntsman, Jr. 2005-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1895: John T. Caine (Dem), defeated.
  • 1916 Nov 7: F. M. McHugh (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1920: Charles R. Mabey (Rep), elected.
  • 1924 Nov 4: George H. Dern (Dem), elected; Charles R. Mabey (Rep), defeated.
  • 1948: Rendell N. Mabey, defeated.
  • 1956: J. Bracken Lee (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1956: Frank E. Moss (Dem), defeated.
  • 1964: D. James Cannon, defeated; Mitchell Melich (Rep), defeated.
  • 1976: Vernon B. Romney (Rep), defeated.
  • 1984: Karl Snow (Rep), defeated in primary; David Daniel Marriott (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1992: Michael O. Leavitt (Rep), elected.
  • 1996: Michael O. Leavitt (Rep), elected.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Michael O. Leavitt (Rep), elected; William Orton (Dem), defeated; Jeremy Friedbaum (Independent American), defeated.
  • 2003 Nov 5: Michael O. Leavitt, resigned.
  • 2004: Scott M. Matheson, Jr. (Dem), defeated; Jon Huntsman, Jr. (Rep), elected.
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