Charles R. Mabey

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Charles R. Mabey
5th Governor of Utah
In office
January 3, 1921 – January 5, 1925
Preceded by Simon Bamberger
Succeeded by George Dern
Personal details
Born Charles Rendell Mabey
(1877-10-04)October 4, 1877
Bountiful, Utah
Died April 26, 1959(1959-04-26) (aged 81)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Afton Rampton
Children 4
Profession Politician
Religious Leader
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)

Charles Rendell Mabey (October 4, 1877 – April 26, 1959) was an American politician and the fifth Governor of Utah. He served as governor from 1921 to 1925. He was a Republican.

Life and career[edit]

Mabey was born in Bountiful, Utah. He served in the United States army during the Spanish American War.[1]

From 1900-1903, Mabey served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Germany.[2]

Mabey was a banker by trade. He was a member of the Utah House of Representatives from 1913 to 1915 and served again on active duty in the Utah Field Artillery during World War I.

From 1925 to 1935, Mabey served as a member of the General Board of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association of the LDS Church.[3]

Mabey fathered 4 children, all of them boys: Rendell, Charles, Robert, and Edward.


  • Mabey, Charles R. (1899). History of the Operations of the Utah Light Artillery. Salt Lake City: s.n. 
  • —— (1900). The Utah Batteries: A History. Salt Lake City: Daily Reporter Co. 
  • —— (1940). The Pony Express: An Epic of the Old West. Salt Lake City: Beverly Craftsmen. 
  • —— (1947). Our Father's House: Joseph Thomas Mabey Family History. Salt Lake City: Beverly Craftsmen. 
  • —— (1957). September Sunflowers: Compositions of Prose and Poetry. Salt Lake City: Beverly Craftsmen. 


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Mormon Politicians in Utah
  2. ^ Jenson. Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 154
  3. ^ Jenson, Andrew. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1936) Vol. 4, p. 242

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Political offices
Preceded by
Simon Bamberger
Governor of Utah
Succeeded by
George H. Dern