Governor Spry Employment correspondence
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Scope and Content
The Constitution of Utah provides that the Governor shall nominate individuals who, with Senate approval, will fill State and district offices. This applies to offices created by the Constitution or that originate by statue, and whose "appointment or election" has not in other ways been planned.
This series consists of letters from applicants who sought state appointments during the Governor's election campaign and first year in office. Typically, they stated their qualifications, describing their experience and sometimes their education. These were frequently accompanied by letters of recommendation and petitions of endorsement from supporters who praised the applicant's character and competence.
Although Democrats occassionally applied for positions, most applicants stated that they were supporters of the Republican Party, and some requested positions based solely on this support. Others emphasized that their appointment would strengthen the party.
The Republican Central Committees of various counties expressed that they would be disappointed if applicants who they supported were not appointed. Counties and districts also stressed the importance of having their communities represented by appointive positions.
Most of the applicants applied for specific positions and expressed that they were seeking the position to be of service to the state. Others emphasized that they would accept any type of position because they were in financial hardship and needed work.
Alphabetical by applicant surname.
Correspondence from the Governor Spry, Series 226, contains letters of application for positions received by the Governor after 1909.
Letter books from the Governor Spry, Series 3896, contain replies to job applicants.
This series was transferred to the Archives from the Office of the Governor in 1955.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was transferred to the Archives from the Office of the Governor in 1955. Microfilming was redone in 1991. Archival processing was completed during 1990.
- Nominations for office—Utah.
- Utah—Officials and employees—Selection and appointment.
- Utah—Politics and government—1908-1909.
|1||1||1||Aagard, Neils P.-Austin, Philo W. [34 items]|
|1||1||2||Beer, William F.-Buys, William [46 items]|
|1||1||3||Cain, Virgil P.-Christiansen, John F. [40 items]|
|1||1||4||Cole, James A.-Cromar, H.B. [23 items]|
|1||1||5||Dickson, G.A.-Droubay, Peter A. [5 items]|
|1||1||6||Eckersley, Joseph-Engign, A.W. [11 items]|
|1||1||7||Farnsworth, W.H.-Frisby, Joseph H. [40 items]|
|1||1||8||Gee, Elias A.-Griffin, C.H. [40 items]|
|1||1||9||Hardy, Alma-Karl Hopkins [23 items]|
|1||1||10||Jacobs, H.C.-Judd, Samuel [9 items]|
|1||1||11||Kesler, Frederick P.-Kulcher, Herman [26 items]|
|1||1||12||Langenbacher, William-Lyman, William H. [5 items]|
|1||2||1||Madsen, Brigham -Major, S. Jackson [16 items]|
|1||2||2||Mann, B.B.-Marsh, Leroy [31 items]|
|1||2||3||Mathews, Nephi P. [36 items]|
|1||2||4||Mathews, Nephi P. [24 items]|
|1||2||5||Mathis, H.G.-Maw, Charles E. [22 items]|
|1||2||6||McAllister, James G.-Melville, James A. [38 items]|
|1||2||7||Merrill, Fred W.-Meyers, J.J. [14 items]|
|1||2||8||Miller, Edward D.-Moyes, Alexander H. [10 items]|
|1||2||9||Murdock, James-Myton, H.P. [26 items]|
|1||2||10||Naylor, Raymond C.-Nichols, Quincy B. [6 items]|
|1||2||11||Odell, Joseph [1 item]|
|1||2||12||Palmer, Royal A.-Pyne, Herbert S. [28 items]|
|1||2||13||Rasband, Fred-Rowe, William H. [14 items]|
|1||2||14||Saxey, John-Swan, D.A. [45 items]|
|1||2||15||Taylor, J. Edward|
|2||2||15||Taylor, J. Edward-Tattock, E.W. [36 items]|
|2||2||16||Tellefsen, T.A.-Timpson, N.S. [21 items]|
|2||2||17||Walsh, John-Wilson, William G. [55 items]|
|2||2||18||Winn, T.C.-Winston, Edward [17 items]|
|2||2||19||Young, A.C.-Zundel, Abraham [4 items]|