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Milton Holmes WELLING

(1876-1947)

WELLING, Milton Holmes, a Representative from Utah; born in Farmington, Davis County, Utah, January 25, 1876; attended the common schools, the Latter-day Saints’ University, and the University of Utah at Salt Lake City; engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits and also in banking; was elected a member of the board of trustees of Brigham Young College, Logan, Utah, in 1906; served in the State house of representatives 1911-1915; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1921); did not seek renomination, but was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in 1920; director of registration for the State of Utah 1925-1928; elected secretary of state of Utah in 1928; reelected in 1932 and served until January 1, 1937; trustee of Utah State Agricultural College 1926-1936; regent of University of Utah 1928-1936; appointed by Secretary of Interior Harold L. Ickes to make a survey of public grazing lands in 1937 and 1938; resumed agricultural and mining operations; in January 1943 accepted war service appointment as auditor with Army Air Forces and also served with the War Assets Administration at Salt Lake City, Utah, until his death May 28, 1947; interment in Fielding Cemetery, Fielding, Utah.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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