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Norman H. Bangerter

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Gender Male
Death7 years ago
Date of birth January 4,1933
Zodiac sign Capricorn
Born West Valley City
Utah
United States
Date of died April 14,2015
DiedMurray
Utah
United States
SpouseColleen Bangerter
Party Republican Party
Previous officeGovernor of Utah (1985–1993)
Education Brigham Young University
The University of Utah
NationalityAmerican
Previous positionGovernor of Utah (1985–1993), Utah State Representative (1975–1985)
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Date of Upd.
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Norman H. Bangerter Life story


Norman Howard Bangerter was an American politician and businessman who served as the 13th governor of Utah from 1985 to 1993. He was the first Republican elected to the position since 1960, and the first to hold the office since 1965.

Norman Howard Bangerter (January 4, 1933 – April 14, 2015) was an American politician and businessman who served as the 13th governor of Utah from 1985 to 1993. He was the first Republican elected to the position since 1960, and the first to hold the office since 1965.

Early life


Bangerter was born in Granger, Utah (now West Valley City) to William Henry Bangerter and Isabelle Bawden. His paternal grandparents were Swiss immigrants and his mother was entirely of English ancestry. His older brother, William Grant Bangerter, served as a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Career


Prior to his election, Bangerter founded a successful construction firm which specialized in building homes. He served in the Utah House of Representatives from 1975 to 1985 and as speaker of that body from 1981 until 1985.

During his tenure as governor, Bangerter dealt with the flooding of the Great Salt Lake and its tributaries by approving the construction of large, US$60 million pumps to channel excess water from the Great Salt Lake onto the Bonneville Salt Flats. This was initially successful, yet caused some controversy when the lake's water level fell in later years, and some regarded the idle pumps as wasteful.

Bangerter's "foremost interest was improving the state's educational system".After his retirement as governor, Bangerter returned to his construction firm and served for three years as president of the South Africa Johannesburg Mission of the LDS Church from 1996 to 1999.

The Bangerter Highway (SR-154), which opened in 1998, was named after the former governor, who had long supported such a road.

In 2008, Bangerter was appointed to the Governing Board for the national children's charity Operation Kids.

Personal life


Bangerter married his wife, the former Colleen Monson, in 1953. The two had six children and one foster son.On April 14, 2015, Bangerter suffered a stroke and later died at the age of 82.

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