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George Dewey Clyde

  • Birth 21 Jul 1898 Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Death 2 Apr 1972 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 34660946

Governor of Utah. He earned a master's degree in engineering from Cal-Berkley and taught irrigation and hydraulics classes at the Utah State Agricultural College. His accomplishments in this area of expertise led to him being appointed the State Water Conservator in 1934. A devoted Republican, Clyde won the 1956 state general election and took office as Utah's 10th Governor on January 7, 1957. He was elected to a second term in 1960. Notable accomplishments during Clyde's tenure were the groundbreaking of a new interstate highway and the construction the University of Utah's Medical School. He was a defender of minority rights. Clyde chose not to run for a third term, and left office in January 4, 1965. In 1971 he suffered a stroke from which he never recovered.

Bio by: Bill Grimm


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  • Originally Created by: Bill Grimm
  • Added: 10 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34660946
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Dewey Clyde (21 Jul 1898–2 Apr 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34660946, citing Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .