Vernon H. Vaughan

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Vernon H Vaughan
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8th Governor of Utah
In office
October 31, 1870 – February 1, 1871
Preceded by John Shaffer
Succeeded by George Lemuel Woods
Personal details
Born (1838-02-11)February 11, 1838
Mount Meigs, Alabama
Died December 4, 1878(1878-12-04) (aged 40)

Vernon H. Vaughan (February 11, 1838 – December 4, 1878) was an American political leader. Born in Mount Meigs, Alabama, he served as Utah territorial secretary to Governor John Shaffer, and after Shaffer's untimely death in office, President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Vaughan to fill the vacancy as acting governor. He served a single uneventful year and was not reappointed.[1][2]


Political offices
Preceded by
John Shaffer
Governor of Utah Territory
Succeeded by
George Lemuel Woods