Simon Bamberger

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Birthday
27, 1846
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Oct 6, 1926 (80)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
27, 1846
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Oct 6, 1926 (80)

About

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.

Before Fame

He emigrated from Germany to the US when he was 14 before operating a small hotel in Ogden, Utah.

Trivia

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.

Family Life

He had four children with his wife Ida Maas.

Associated With

He paved the way for other Jewish governors like Eliot Spitzer.