Salt Lake City, Utah , United States
|| January 11, 1864
|Died||April 21, 1929
Dec 02, 2017 12:23am
|Info||WILLIAM SPRY |
(January 11, 1864-April 21, 1929)
A native of Windsor, Berkshire, England, Spry came to Utah in 1875. After serving as a tax collector, Grantsville councilman, and a state legislator, Spry was appointed U.S. marshal for Utah in 1906. As governor, he is remembered for convincing the legislature to appropriate money for the State Capitol and for refusing to intervene in the execution of radical labor leader Joe Hill. Spry was the first Utahn to serve as chair of the National Governors Association.