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  Spry, William
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NameWilliam Spry
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Salt Lake City, Utah , United States
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Born January 11, 1864
DiedApril 21, 1929 (65 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Dec 02, 2017 12:23am
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InfoWILLIAM SPRY
1909-1917 REPUBLICAN
(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.



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  11/05/1918 UT District 02 Lost 39.56% (-19.12%)
  11/05/1912 UT Governor Won 38.16% (+5.81%)
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