Utah's Road to Statehood

Petition to Consider the Makeup of the Legislature Rufus Albern Allen petitioned fellow convention members to consider the makeup of the legislative assembly. He proposed that the assembly of the new state should consist of "two houses, a council and house of representative." Allen proposed that the council "shall always consist of as many members as there are counties in the state.... The house of representatives shall always consist of double the number in the council, divided among the several counties in proportion to population" (Utah State Archives and Records Service).

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