Utah Department of Administrative Services

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George W. Emery

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1875-1880

George W. Emery was appointed by President Ulysess S. Grant and was one of the more popular territorial governors. Governor Emery accomplished election reforms and expanded government services for the growing citizenry. In honor of Governor Emery, the Territorial Legislature named a county after him.

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