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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
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Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME tiated by his experience as a Congressional assistant, fought stubbornly to persuade his fellow citizens to adopt the national party system. In May, 1891, he was successful and the Republican party was organized. Whereupon, as its staunchest proponent, he was sent to Washington to secure the blessing of the National Committee. But before that happened, the politically-astute journalist had made his first bid for statewide office, opposing Joseph L. Rawlins for Territorial Delegate. He lost ~ and perhaps it was then that greatness eluded him, for during his term Rawlins succeeded in moving through both the Senate and the House the legislation which would bring statehood to Utah. Two years later, the men were again opponents. This time, despite Rawlins' success in his term, he was defeated by Cannon. The Standard was left under the editorial direction of Littlefield while its founder-publisher went to Washington. Perhaps the character of the two men who sought the Delegate election in 1892 and again in 1894 is demonstrated by the fact that both later became Senators from Utah. Rawlins' defeat after he'd been instrumental in setting the stage for Utah's statehood was not accepted in good graces by the national Democratic party and there was understandable concern that the support the statehood issue had been given might be withdrawn before Utah could be admitted to the Union. It's to Cannon's credit that he worked diligently to prevent such a backlash, and in the end, the legislation passed with only minimal opposition. Cannon also succeeded in curbing the vindictive Struble-Cullom Bill, which would have disenfranchised Mormons for their polygamous background. And his eloquence before President Grover Cleveland helped avert passage of other harsh, polygamy-inspired laws. When statehood came to Utah, the position of Territorial Delegate was liquidated. So Frank Cannon became the last to hold that title as well as the first to be named Senator from the state of Utah. His term began in 1896. William Glasmann, another Hall of Fame member, then became editor-manager of the Ogden Standard, setting in 439
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416450
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416450