James Thaddeus Hammond

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James Thaddeus Hammond (born December 11, 1856 – October 9, 1942[1]) was the first Secretary of State of Utah.

Hammond was born in Farmington, Utah Territory, in 1856. He was baptized as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1864. From 1881 to 1882 he served as a Mormon missionary in the Southern States Mission. He was a lawyer and also involved in business. In 1884 and 1886 he served in the Utah Territorial Senate. In 1895, he was elected Secretary of State and was reelected in 1900.



  1. ^ "Find A Grave Index". FamilySearch. Retrieved 9 April 2017.