Governor Vaughan

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About the Vaughan Administration

Vernon H. Vaughan was serving as territorial secretary at the time of Governor Shaffer's death. President Grant appointed Vaughan to fill the vacancy. He served an uneventful year and was not reappointed. The Wooden Gun Rebellion, an illegal drill by the Nauvoo Legion as asserted by a proclamation of Governor Shaffer, was the only noteworthy event to occur during his term. The men accused of the illegal drill were tried and released.

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

History of Vaughan Administration
Biography of Vernon H. Vaughan

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Records of Governor Vaughan

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Page Last Updated May 29, 2002.