Vernon H. Vaughan
Some records may not be available for research from June 1-11, 2015 due to equipment upgrades. Please consider visiting beforehand or contacting the Research Center for more information.
Vernon H. Vaughan was serving as territorial secretary at the time of Governor Shaffer's death. President Grant appointed Vaughan to fill the vacancy. He served an uneventful year and was not reappointed. The Wooden Gun Rebellion, an illegal drill by the Nauvoo Legion as asserted by a proclamation of Governor Shaffer, was the only noteworthy event to occur during his term. The men accused of the illegal drill were tried and released.
Powell, Allan Kent, ed. Utah History Encyclopedia. Territorial Governors, by Miriam B. Murphy. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1994.