Legislators -- Utah -- History
Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:
Bills, resolutions, and letters from constituents. The items indicate how Bernhard voted on the various pieces of legislation. House bills which did not reach the state senate are not included. The collection is divided by years and legislative origin, and the materials are arranged in chronological order.
Correspondence, diaries, certificates, photographs, an autobiography, photocopied family history, and newspaper clippings. The materials relate to Dunn's family life, educational career, and political views.
Typewritten autobiography. Hess was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania and was converted to the Mormn Church in 1834. He lived with the Mormons in Missouri and Illinois and witnessed persecutions in both places. He was a member of the "Mormon Battalion" during the war with Mexico, migrated to Utah, married several women, served as a legislator in Utah, and served as a missionary to the "Washakie" (Shoshoni) Indians.