Maw, Herbert Brown

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Entity Type: Person

Abstract

Herbert Brown Maw was born in Ogden, UT on March 11, 1893. His first job was as a Newsboy. He trained to be a pilot during World War I but became an LDS chaplain instead. He was promoted to First Lieutenant and was part of the Army of Occupation in Germany. Later he taught at LDS Business College 1916-1917 and 1919-1923. On June 22, 1922 he married Florence Buehler. He went on to get several degrees. He got an LLB and BS from the University of Utah 1916. He also attended Northwestern University and got an MA in 1926 and a JD from them in 1927. He taught for many years at the University of Utah 1927-1940 as the Professor of Speech. He also worked as an attorney. He joined the state senate as a democrat 1928-1928. Brown was elected Governor 1941-1949. While in office he reduced utility rates, put regulations on ore extraction, and was concerned with unhealthy and dangerous working conditions. In his later years, Brown wrote some books. 1978 he published his autobiography and started working on a history of Jesus Christ's twelve apostles. He died on November 17, 1990.