GOVERNOR HERBERT B. MAW - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 08/01/1941 - HFSID 225364
HERBERT B. MAW The 8th Governor of Utah signs this typed letter inviting the recipient to visit Salt Lake City Typed letter signed: "Herbert B Maw" in black ink. 7¼x10½. August 1, 1941. Typed on letterhead of the State of Utah.
Sale Price $238.00
HERBERT B. MAW The 8th Governor of Utah signs this typed letter inviting the recipient to visit Salt Lake City Typed letter signed: "Herbert B Maw" in black ink. 7¼x10½. August 1, 1941. Typed on letterhead of the State of Utah. In full: "Dear friend: This will acknowledge receipt of your postcard of recent date and in compliance with your request, I am pleased to affix hereto my autograph. May I extend an invitation to you to visit Salt Lake City and other points of interest in Utah when you are in the West. Yours truly". Herbert Brown Maw (1893-1990) was an American politician and the eighth Governor of Utah. He was a Democrat and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Maw was trained as a pilot by the Aviation Corps during World War I at Kelley Air Base in Texas. Before he was deployed in this service he was made an LDS Chaplain with the rank of First Lieutenant and assigned to work with the 89th Division at Camp Funston, Kansas. He was then sent to Europe and after the end of the war served in the Army of Occupation in Germany. Maw was one of only three LDS chaplains in the US Military during World War I. Maw was elected to the Utah State Senate in 1928 where he served until 1938, serving as the President of the Utah State Senate from 1934. Maw was first elected governor of Utah in 1940, then served a second term in 1944. While serving as governor Maw pushed through reductions in the utility rates and regulations on ore extraction in the state. He was a strong member of the LDS Church, teaching Sunday school in both Salt Lake City and Chicago and also teaching in the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association. Lightly toned. Corners rounded. Normal mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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