Calvin L. Rampton

Calvin Lewellyn Rampton
11th Governor of Utah
In office
January 4, 1965  January 3, 1977
Preceded by George D. Clyde
Succeeded by Scott M. Matheson
Personal details
Born (1913-11-06)November 6, 1913
Bountiful, Utah
Died September 16, 2007(2007-09-16) (aged 93)
Holladay, Utah
Resting place Salt Lake City Cemetery
40°46′37.92″N 111°51′28.8″W / 40.7772000°N 111.858000°W / 40.7772000; -111.858000
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lucybeth Cardon
Children 4
Profession Attorney
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)[1]

Calvin Lewellyn "Cal" Rampton (November 6, 1913  September 16, 2007) was the 11th Governor of the state of Utah from 1965 to 1977.[1]

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.[2]

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.[1] He was the first, and to date, the only governor of Utah to serve three full consecutive terms,[2] and was one of the most popular governors in the state.

In 2007, Rampton died of cancer, aged 93, in Holladay, Utah. Shortly after his death, the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City was also named in his honor.



Political offices
Preceded by
George D. Clyde
Governor of Utah
Succeeded by
Scott M. Matheson
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