W. Mont Ferry
In January 1903, Thompson was a signatory of an official protest to the United States Senate of the Utah Legislature's election of Mormon Apostle Reed Smoot as a United States Senator for Utah. In 1904, when Kearns failed to be re-elected to the Senate by the Utah Legislature due to the perceived influence of Smoot, Ferry was among the founders of the anti-Mormon American Party. In the 1904 election, Ferry was elected as a member of the city council of Salt Lake City. The mayor, Ezra Thompson, and three other members of the city council were also members of the American Party.
In 1911, the American Party dissolved, and Ferry was elected as a Republican to the Utah State Senate. He served in the State Senate until 1915, when he was elected mayor of Salt Lake City. He served as mayor for one term, until 1919.
Ferry married Edna Tremain in 1896. Ednah Ferry was a delegate from Utah to the 1924 Republican National Convention.
- Ferry, William Montague (1871-1938), politicalgraveyard.com
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