Stephen Selwyn Harding
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President Abraham Lincoln appointed Stephen Selwyn Harding as the fourth
territorial governor of Utah. While governor he became critical of the
Mormon leaders and the practice of polygamy. The Mormons of Utah successfully
petitioned for his dismissal.
Powell, Allan Kent, ed. Utah History Encyclopedia. Territorial Governors, by Miriam B. Murphy. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1994.