Arthur Lloyd Thomas Edit Profile
Common school education at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Unmarried. Secretary of Utah Ty., 1879-1887. Supervisor census of Utah, 1880.
Special agent of Government to collect church and school statistics, 1881. Member of commission to compile and codify laws of Utah, 1884. Member Utah commission, 1886-1889.
Governor of Utah, 1889-1893. Signed the 1st public free-school law for Utah. During his term the practice of plural marriages was formally renounced by the Mormon Church Called the 1st great National Irrigation Congress at Salt Lake City, 1890, and the 1st International Irrigation Congress at Los Angeles, California, 1891.
Postmaster Salt Lake City, February 1, 1898-March 31, 1914. Now vice president Herald-Republican Public Company, Salt Lake City. President Thomas Insurance & Investment Company.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Thomas grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Thomas was appointed secretary of Utah Territory and then Governor of Utah Territory.
Member commission to visit United States Mint at Philadelphia, 1920.