John Christopher Cutler

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John Christopher Cutler
Photo of John Christopher Cutler
2nd Governor of Utah
In office
January 2, 1905 – January 4, 1909
Preceded by Heber Manning Wells
Succeeded by William Spry
Personal details
Born (1846-02-03)February 3, 1846
Sheffield, England
Died July 30, 1928(1928-07-30) (aged 82)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Cause of death Suicide by Firearm
Resting place Salt Lake City Cemetery
40°46′37″N 111°51′29″W / 40.777°N 111.858°W / 40.777; -111.858 (Salt Lake City Cemetery)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sarah Elizabeth Taylor
Children 7
Profession Politician
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)

John Christopher Cutler (February 5, 1846 – July 30, 1928) was an American politician and the second Governor of Utah. He served as governor from 1905 to 1909. He was a Republican.


Cutler was born in Sheffield, England, and his family emigrated to Utah Territory in 1864 after becoming members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After serving as governor, he became involved in banking. He committed suicide by shooting himself on July 30, 1928.[1] Cutler was buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery.


  1. ^ "John C. Cutler, Salt Lake Banker, Shoots Himself.". New York Times. July 31, 1928. Retrieved 2010-10-02. John C. Cutler, 82 years old, Salt Lake banker and former Governor of Utah, died in a hospital here at 11:15 AM today, ... 


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Political offices
Preceded by
Heber Manning Wells
Governor of Utah
January 2, 1905 – January 4, 1909
Succeeded by
William Spry