David Smith Monson

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David Smith Monson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by David Daniel Marriott
Succeeded by Wayne Owens
2nd Lieutenant Governor of Utah
In office
Preceded by Clyde L. Miller
Succeeded by W. Val Oveson
Personal details
Born David Smith Monson
(1945-06-20) June 20, 1945 (age 68)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Julie Johnson
Children 5 [1]
Alma mater University of Utah
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

David Smith Monson (born June 20, 1945) is a former U.S. Representative and the second Lieutenant Governor of Utah.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Monson attended public schools. B.S., University of Utah, 1970. Sergeant, Utah Air National Guard from 1967 to 1973. Certified public accountant. Monson was elected Utah State Auditor in 1972. He was only one of two Republicans to win a statewide office that year, the rest being taken by the Democrats.[2] from 1973 to 1976. Monson served as lieutenant governor of Utah from 1977 to 1984 or for two terms.

In 1984, Monson ran for the United States House of Representatives. He had a surprisingly difficult race that year. In the general election, he defeated former state Senator Frances Farley by a vote of 105,540 to 105,044.[3]

Monson served as a Republican to the Ninety-ninth Congress (January 3, 1985-January 3, 1987). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1986. Business executive involved in international trade and recycling paper. He is a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Monson is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[4]


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Political offices
Preceded by
David Daniel Marriott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 2nd congressional district

January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1987
Succeeded by
Wayne Owens
Preceded by
Clyde L. Miller
Lieutenant Governor of Utah
Succeeded by
W. Val Oveson

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