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Master of Science (MS)


Political Science


In the evening of January 13, 1941, Herbert B. Maw, who was then beginning his first term as Governor of the state of Utah, addressed his first legislative message to a joint session of the 1941 Utah Legislature from the rostrum of the chamber of the House of Representatives. An overwhelming amount of the Governor's message was devoted to a multifaceted topic, the reorganization of Utah's state administration.

After extensively deploring state structural and political organization as it existed at that time, Governor Maw declared:

The plan which I shall now propose is a product of the recommendations of the Committee of Nine created by the 1935 Legislature, the reorganization structure plans of several other states, and the recommendations of authorities in the field of political science.


This work made publicly available electronically on January 8, 2013.