Caleb Walton West

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Caleb Walton West
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Governor of Utah Territory
In office
May 12, 1886 – May 6, 1889
PresidentGrover Cleveland
Preceded byEli Houston Murray
Succeeded byArthur Lloyd Thomas
In office
May 9, 1893 – January 4, 1896
PresidentGrover Cleveland
Preceded byArthur Lloyd Thomas
Succeeded byHeber Manning Wells
as state Governor
Personal details
Born(1844-05-25)May 25, 1844
Cynthiana Kentucky
DiedJanuary 25, 1909(1909-01-25) (aged 64)
OccupationLawyer and Judge

Caleb Walton West (May 25, 1844 – January 25, 1909) was an American politician and Governor of Utah Territory twice, 1886–1888 and 1893–1896.

Born in Cynthiana, Kentucky in Harrison County, Kentucky, he was a Confederate veteran and a municipal judge in Kentucky. He was the last Governor of Utah before statehood.[1]


  • "Index to Politicians: West to Westbrook". The political Graveyard. Retrieved March 17, 2011.
  • McMullin, Thomas A.; Walker, David (1984). Biographical Directory of American Territorial Governors. Westport Connecticut: Meckler Publishing. pp. 307–308.
  • Tullidge, Edward W. (1886). History of Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City: Star Print Company. p. 60. Retrieved March 17, 2011.