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  Colton, Don B.
NameDon B. Colton
Vernal, Utah , United States
Born September 15, 1876
DiedAugust 01, 1952 (75 years)
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InfoDon Byron Colton

Representative from Utah; born near Mona, Juab County, Utah, September 15, 1876; moved with his parents to Uintah County, Utah, in 1879; attended the public schools and the Uintah Academy, Vernal, Utah; was graduated from the commercial department of Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, in 1896; engaged in teaching in 1898, 1901, and 1902; member of the State house of representatives in 1903; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1905; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Vernal, Utah; also engaged in ranching, sheep raising, and other business enterprises; receiver of the United States land office at Vernal 1905-1914; delegate to the Republican State conventions 1914-1924; member of the State senate 1915-1917; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1904, 1924, and 1928; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Elections No. 1 (Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses), Committee on Public Lands (Seventieth and Seventy-first Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Vernal, Utah; unsuccessful candidate for United States Senator in 1934; moved to Salt Lake City in 1937 and continued the practice of law; also engaged in farming and stock raising; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1940; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 1, 1952; interment in Wasatch Lawn Cemetery.


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  11/05/1940 UT Governor Lost 47.69% (-4.38%)
  10/01/1940 UT Governor - R Runoff Won 50.92% (+1.84%)
  09/03/1940 UT Governor - R Primary Won 36.29% (+5.43%)
  11/06/1934 UT US Senate Lost 45.44% (-7.62%)
  11/08/1932 UT District 1 Lost 47.57% (-3.13%)
  11/04/1930 UT District 1 Won 60.77% (+22.08%)
  11/06/1928 UT District 1 Won 60.89% (+22.27%)
  11/02/1926 UT District 1 Won 61.44% (+23.47%)
  11/04/1924 UT District 1 Won 54.86% (+9.71%)
  11/07/1922 UT District 1 Won 52.73% (+8.56%)
  11/02/1920 UT District 1 Won 57.49% (+19.17%)