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 George Wylie Paul Hunt

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George Wylie Paul Hunt

  • Birth 1 Nov 1859 Huntsville, Randolph County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 24 Dec 1934 Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
  • Burial Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
  • Memorial ID 7111206

First Governor of the state of Arizona. Moved to Globe, Arizona as a poor, young man in 1881 and by 1900 was one of the wealthiest men in the territory. He became involved in territorial politics as a Democrat. Served in the Arizona territorial legislature and was president of Arizona's constitutional convention. Became the first governor of the new state after statehood in 1912 and served 7, non-consecutive terms. In 1916, he lost by 30 votes but was ultimately declared the winner after a year long recount battle.

Bio by: Bill Sonsin


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill Sonsin
  • Added: 23 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7111206
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Wylie Paul Hunt (1 Nov 1859–24 Dec 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7111206, citing Papago Park, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .