George W. Emery
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George W. Emery

George W. Emery
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Governor of Utah Territory

Samuel Beach Axtell
Eli Houston Murray
Personal details
Born(1830-08-13)August 13, 1830
DiedJuly 10, 1909(1909-07-10) (aged 78)
Marshfield, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican

George W. Emery (August 13, 1830 – July 10, 1909) was the eleventh governor of Utah Territory. Emery was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant for Supervisor of Internal Revenue for the confederate states from 1870 to 1874 and governor in 1875. After his term ended in 1880, the Utah Legislature named Emery County, Utah in honor of him.[1]


  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 119.


  • "George W. Emery". Utah History to Go. State of Utah. Retrieved 2011.
  • McMullin, Thomas A.; Walker, David (1984). Biographical Directory of American Territorial Governors. Westport, Connecticut: Meckler Publishing. ISBN 978-0-930466-11-4.
  • Whitney, Orson F. (April 1893). History of Utah. Volume 2. Salt Lake City: George Cannon & Sons Co. Retrieved 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
Samuel Beach Axtell
Governor of Utah Territory
Succeeded by
Eli Houston Murray

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