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Simon Bamberger
Birth: Feb. 27, 1846, Germany
Death: Oct. 6, 1926
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Utah Governor. Born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, he came to the United States as a teenager in 1860 and settled in Utah in his mid-twenties. There he became involved in a variety of businesses, to include hotels, mining, railroads and an amusement resort. He first held public office as a member of the Salt Lake City Board of Education, (1898-03) and as a member of the Utah State Senate, (1902-12). In 1917, he was elected the forth Utah Governor, plus the first and to date the only person of Jewish heritage to be Governor of the State of Utah. While in office he helped establish a Jewish agricultural colony in Clarion, Utah, called for an audit that recovered a million dollars from various state agencies, created a Public Utilities Commission, a Workmen's Compensation Act, a new State Industrial Commission, a Corrupt Practices Act and a Labor Organization Act. He declined to run for reelection in 1921 and returned to his business interests, until his death from a heart attack at age 80. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Ida Maas Bamberger (1863 - 1936)*
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BNai Israel Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
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Record added: Oct 22, 2002
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Eternal memory be to you, Governor. Rest in peace.
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