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|Governor of Utah
Seal of the Governor
|Residence||Utah Governor's Mansion|
|Term length||Four years|
|Inaugural holder||Heber Manning Wells|
|Formation||January 6, 1896|
The Governor of Utah is the head of the executive branch of Utah's government and the commander-in-chief of its military forces. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws as well as the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Utah Legislature. The governor may also convene the legislature on "extraordinary occasions".
The self-proclaimed State of Deseret, precursor to the organization of the Utah Territory, had only one governor, Brigham Young. Utah Territory had 15 territorial governors from its organization in 1850 until the formation of the state of Utah in 1896, appointed by the President of the United States. John W. Dawson had the shortest term of only three weeks and Brigham Young, the first territorial governor, had the longest term at seven years.
There have been 17 governors of the State of Utah, with the longest serving being Calvin L. Rampton, who served three terms from 1965 to 1977. Olene S. Walker served the shortest term, the remaining 14 months of Mike Leavitt's term upon Leavitt's resignation to become head of the Environmental Protection Agency. At the age of 36, Heber Manning Wells was the youngest person to become governor. At the age of 70, Simon Bamberger became the oldest person to be elected, while Olene Walker, at age 72, was the oldest person to succeed to the office.
The current governor is Gary Herbert, who took office on August 11, 2009, upon the resignation of Jon Huntsman, Jr., to become United States Ambassador to China. Governor Herbert was elected to fill the remainder of Huntsman's term in November 2010, and his current term will expire on January 7, 2013.
There is an official seal of the Governor of Utah. Borrowing most of the same symbolism from the State Seal, the Governor's seal includes roman numerals at the bottom, which represent the Governor himself, and this changes with every new Governor. Each Governor therefore has a seal unique to themselves and their administration. The roman numerals are currently "XVII", representing Gary Herbert, who is the 17th governor of Utah since Statehood.
A constitutional convention was convened in Salt Lake City on March 8, 1849, to work on a proposal for federal recognition of a state or territory. The convention resulted in the provisional State of Deseret. Deseret claimed most of present-day Utah, Nevada and Arizona, with parts of California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wyoming. Brigham Young was elected governor on March 12, 1849, and the legislature first met on July 2, 1849. The state, having never been recognized by the federal government, was formally dissolved on April 5, 1851, several months after word of the creation of Utah Territory reached Salt Lake City.
On September 9, 1850, as part of the Compromise of 1850, Utah Territory was organized, encompassing roughly the northern half of Deseret. The news did not reach Salt Lake City until January 1851.
The territory initially consisted of present-day Utah, most of Nevada, and portions of Colorado and Wyoming. On February 28, 1861, the creation of Colorado Territory took land from the eastern side of Utah Territory. Nevada Territory was organized from the western section of Utah Territory on March 2, 1861. Also on that date, Nebraska Territory gained area from the northeastern part of Utah Territory. Nevada Territory gained area from Utah Territory on July 14, 1862, and again on May 5, 1866, after becoming a state. Wyoming Territory was created on July 25, 1868, from Nebraska Territory, taking more area from the northeast corner, giving Utah Territory its final borders.
|Picture||Governor||Took office[note 1]||Left office||Appointed by||Notes|
|Brigham Young||February 3, 1851||April 12, 1858||Millard Fillmore|
|Alfred Cumming||April 12, 1858[note 2]||May 17, 1861||James Buchanan||[note 3]|
|John W. Dawson||December 7, 1861||December 31, 1861||Abraham Lincoln||[note 4]|
|Stephen S. Harding||July 7, 1862||June 11, 1863||Abraham Lincoln|
|James Duane Doty||June 22, 1863||June 13, 1865||Abraham Lincoln||[note 5]|
|Charles Durkee||September 30, 1865||January 9, 1869||Andrew Johnson|
|John Shaffer||March 20, 1870||October 31, 1870||Ulysses S. Grant||[note 5]|
|Vernon H. Vaughan||October 31, 1870||February 1, 1871||Ulysses S. Grant||[note 6]|
|George Lemuel Woods||March 10, 1871||October 13, 1874||Ulysses S. Grant|
|Samuel Beach Axtell||February 2, 1875||June 8, 1875||Ulysses S. Grant||[note 7]|
|George W. Emery||July 3, 1875||January 25, 1880||Ulysses S. Grant|
|Eli Houston Murray||February 28, 1880||March 16, 1886||Rutherford B. Hayes|
|Chester A. Arthur|
|Caleb Walton West||May 12, 1886||May 6, 1889||Grover Cleveland|
|Arthur Lloyd Thomas||May 6, 1889||May 9, 1893||Benjamin Harrison|
|Caleb Walton West||May 9, 1893||January 4, 1896||Grover Cleveland|
The State of Utah was admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896.
The governor has a four-year term, commencing on the first Monday of the January after an election. The Constitution of Utah originally stated that, should the office of governor be vacant, the power be devolved upon the Secretary of State, but the office of Lieutenant Governor was created in 1976, and a 1980 constitutional amendment added it to the constitution. If the office of governor becomes vacant during the first year of the term, the lieutenant governor becomes governor until the next general election; if it becomes vacant after the first year of the term, the lieutenant governor becomes governor for the remainder of the term. The offices of governor and lieutenant governor are elected on the same ticket. The Governor of Utah was formerly limited to serving three terms, but all term limit laws were repealed by the Utah Legislature in 2003; Utah is one of the few states where gubernatorial term limits are not determined by the constitution.
|#||Picture||Governor||Took office||Left office||Party||Lt. Governor
|1||Heber Manning Wells||January 6, 1896||January 2, 1905||Republican||None||2|
|2||John Christopher Cutler||January 2, 1905||January 4, 1909||Republican||1|
|3||William Spry||January 4, 1909||January 1, 1917||Republican||2|
|4||Simon Bamberger||January 1, 1917||January 3, 1921||Democratic||1|
|5||Charles R. Mabey||January 3, 1921||January 5, 1925||Republican||1|
|6||George Dern||January 5, 1925||January 2, 1933||Democratic||2|
|7||Henry H. Blood||January 2, 1933||January 6, 1941||Democratic||2|
|8||Herbert B. Maw||January 6, 1941||January 3, 1949||Democratic||2|
|9||J. Bracken Lee||January 3, 1949||January 7, 1957||Republican||2|
|10||George Dewey Clyde||January 7, 1957||January 4, 1965||Republican||2|
|11||Calvin L. Rampton||January 4, 1965||January 3, 1977||Democratic||None||3|
|Clyde L. Miller|
|12||Scott M. Matheson||January 3, 1977||January 7, 1985||Democratic||David Smith Monson
|13||Norman H. Bangerter||January 7, 1985||January 4, 1993||Republican||W. Val Oveson||2|
|14||Mike Leavitt||January 4, 1993||November 5, 2003||Republican||Olene S. Walker||2 1⁄2
|15||Olene S. Walker||November 5, 2003||January 3, 2005||Republican||Gayle McKeachnie||1⁄2
|16||Jon Huntsman, Jr.||January 3, 2005||August 11, 2009||Republican||Gary Herbert||1 1⁄2
|17||Gary Herbert||August 11, 2009||Incumbent||Republican||Greg Bell||1⁄2 + 1⁄2
As this timeline makes clear, recent governors (Walker and Huntsman) have remained in office for shorter periods of time than their predecessors.
This is a table of congressional seats, other federal offices, and other governorships held by governors.
|Governor||Gubernatorial term||Other offices held||Source|
|James Duane Doty||1863–1865||Delegate from Wisconsin Territory, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin,
Governor of Wisconsin Territory
|Charles Durkee||1865–1869||U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Wisconsin|||
|George Lemuel Woods||1871–1875||Governor of Oregon|||
|Samuel Beach Axtell||1875||U.S. Representative from California, Governor of New Mexico Territory*|||
|George Dern||1925–1933||U.S. Secretary of War|||
|Mike Leavitt||1993–2003||Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency*,
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
|Jon Huntsman, Jr.||2005–2009||Ambassador to Singapore, Ambassador to China*|||
|Governor||Gubernatorial term||Date of birth|
|Norman H. Bangerter||1985–1993||January 4, 1933|
|Mike Leavitt||1993–2003||February 11, 1951|
|Olene S. Walker||2003–2005||November 15, 1930|
|Jon Huntsman, Jr.||2005–2009||March 26, 1960|
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