Governor Doty

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1863-1865, Democrat

About the Doty Administration

James Duane Doty first served territorial Utah as the Superintendent of Indian Affairs in 1861. After Stephen Harding left office Abraham Lincoln named Doty as his replacement. Governor Doty established an amicable relationship with the Mormons and improved Utah's relationship with the federal government. He focused on important issues facing the territory such as schools and Indian relations. Lincoln reappointed him to serve another term and he died in office in 1865.

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

History of Doty Administration
Biography of James Duane Doty
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Records of Governor Doty

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.