The fourth governor of Utah from 1917 to 1921 who was the first non-Mormon, the first Democrat, and first Jewish governor of the state.
He emigrated from Germany to the US when he was 14 before operating a small hotel in Ogden, Utah.
He was only the third Jew ever to be elected governor in the United States and during his time in office he passed a wide variety of progressive legislation.
He had four children with his wife Ida Maas.
He paved the way for other Jewish governors like Eliot Spitzer.
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