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Charles Durkee

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1865-1869, Liberal Party/Republican

In 1865, Charles Durkee was appointed governor of Utah. He felt it was important to develop the territory and vigorously pushed for it. A compatible relationship with the Mormons was also important to the Governor.

Powell, Allan Kent, ed. Utah History Encyclopedia. Territorial Governors, by Miriam B. Murphy. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1994.