Utah Historical Quarterly
Donald G. Godfrey
University of Utah Press
DURING A RECENT TOUR of our nation's Capitol, with all its fine art, frescoes, and statuary, our guide explained that each state had been given permission to place in the Capitol two statue honoring famous person from that state. Being Utah born and raised, I glanced around Statuary Hall and quickly found the larger-than-life- sized statue of Brigham Young-who else? I wondered whom the other statue from Utah honored. What person besides Brigham Young did Utah feel to be that important? A we passed through the Hall of Columns and the Senate/ House corridor, the guide pointed out the bronze likeness of the ever-so-lean Philo T. Farnsworth and introduced him a "the inventor of television." This was Utah's second honoree.
Philo T. Farnsworth: The Father of Television, By Donald G. Godfrey. (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2001. xviii + 307 pp. (Book Review) Utah Historical Quarterly. (Spring 2002).