Governor Axtell

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1875-1875, Democrat

About the Axtell Administration

President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Samuel Beach Axtell as the territorial governor of Utah. Instead of upsetting the Mormon population in Utah, as many previous territorial governors had, Governor Axtell upset the anti-Mormon population. They felt he was too moderate in dealing with the "Mormon issues." President Grant moved Axtell from Utah to serve as governor of New Mexico Territory.

Powell, Allan Kent, ed. Utah History Encyclopedia. Territorial Governors, by Miriam B. Murphy. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1994.

History of Axtell Administration
Biography of Samuel Beach Axtell
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Records of Governor Axtell

There are no records at the Utah State Archives. You may search for related records and papers held by other repositories in Social Networks and Archival Context. Territorial records may be available in the National Archives.
Page Last Updated May 29, 2002.