Calvin L. Rampton
|Calvin Lewellyn Rampton|
|11th Governor of Utah|
January 4, 1965 – January 3, 1977
|Preceded by||George D. Clyde|
|Succeeded by||Scott M. Matheson|
November 6, 1913|
September 16, 2007 93) (aged|
Salt Lake City Cemetery|
40°46′37.92″N 111°51′28.8″W / 40.7772000°N 111.858000°W
|Religion||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)|
Following his graduation from Davis High School in 1931, Rampton took over his family's automobile business, due to his father's death that same year. He sold the business in 1933 and entered the University of Utah, graduating in 1936. Rampton served as Davis County Attorney from 1938-1940, the only other public office he would be elected to until becoming Governor in 1965. Rampton married Lucybeth Cardon (1914–2004) on March 10, 1940; they had four children. He also studied at The George Washington University Law School.
The Calvin L. Rampton Complex in Taylorsville, which houses the Utah Department of Transportation and the Utah Department of Public Safety, was named in his honor. He was the first, and to date, the only governor of Utah to serve three full consecutive terms, and was one of the most popular governors in the state.
- Cal Rampton: Former three-term governor dies at 93
- Utah History Research Center
- An Interview with Former Gov. Rampton