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 Delbert Morley Draper

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Delbert Morley Draper

  • Birth 7 May 1884 Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
  • Death 5 Feb 1965 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Plot Elmdale_120_1_E
  • Memorial ID 25472227

Delbert M. Draper was born in Moroni, May 7, 1884, a son of Riley N. and Margaretta Morley Draper. He received his education in the public schools of that town, his A. B. degree from the University of Utah In 1911, and studied at the University of California in 1915-1916. After a varied experience in farming, mining, wool growing and banking, Mr. Draper served as principal of a grade school, 1906-07; student Instructor at the University of Utah, 1909-11; debating coach at the L.D.S. University, 1911-15, principal of the Beaver High School, and principal of the Spanish Fork High School. Following two years as chief deputy state treasurer (1917 - 1919), Mr. Draper was named assistant attorney general (1919 - 1921).

Active in politics, Mr. Draper has served as district and ward chairman and Democratic state chairman. During the World War he acted as assistant state director of the "Four Minute Men," who spoke for the sale of Liberty Bonds. He was also a member of the Utah State National Guard.

Mr. Draper worked as a private-practice attorney, forming his own partnership with his son, Delbert Jr. and A. Wally Sandack.

He was married June 6, 1912 to Frances Rogers, a daughter of Alma Hernando and Frances Huband Rogers. They had five children. Mr. Draper passed away in Salt Lake City of causes incident to cancer.



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  • Created by: ccdesan
  • Added: 23 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25472227
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Delbert Morley Draper (7 May 1884–5 Feb 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25472227, citing Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by ccdesan (contributor 46983244) .