Date of Award

1966

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

History

First Advisor

NA

Abstract

Henry Hooper Blood was born in Kaysville, Utah, on October l, 1872, to William and Jane Wilkie Blood. Henry Blood, who became Governor of Utah in 1932, obtained his basic education in Davie County and completed it at Brigham Young University. He served as a Mormon missionary in England from 1901 to 1903. In 1917, Governor Simon Ramberger appointed Blood to the Utah Public Utilities Commission, which began his career aa a public servant. He served in this capacity for four years, and in 1922 became a member of the newly created State Road Commission by the appointment of Governor Charles Mabey. When George Dern became governor in 1925, Blood presided as chairman of the road commission. Through this chairmanship he became known in every section of the state and gained knowledge that enabled him to administer Utah's affairs during the depression years.

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