Capital: Salt Lake City

State Nickname: Beehive State

State Bird: California Seagull

State Flower: Sego Lily

Admitted to the Union: January 4, 1896

 
Governors

January 6, 1896 to January 2, 1905:

Herber Manning Wells

January 2, 1905 to January 4, 1909:

John Christopher Cutler

January 4, 1909 to January 1, 1917:

William Spry

January 1, 1917 to January 3, 1921:

Simon Bamberger

January 3, 1921 to January 5, 1925:

Charles Rendell Mabey

January 5, 1925 to January 2, 1933:

George Henry Dern

January 2, 1933 to January 6, 1941:

Henry Hooper Blood

January 6, 1941 to January 3, 1949:

Herbert Brown Maw

January 3, 1949 to January 7, 1957:

Joseph Bracken Lee

January 7, 1957 to January 4, 1965:

George Dewey Clyde

January 4, 1965 to January 3, 1977:

Calvin Lewellyn Rampton

January 3, 1977 to January 7, 1985:

Scott Milne Matheson

January 7, 1985 to January 3, 1993:

Norman Howard Bangerter

January 4, 1993 to November 5, 2003:

Michael Okerlund Leavitt

November 5, 2003 to January 3, 2005

Olene Smith Walker

January 3, 2005:

Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr.

 
Senators - Class I

March 4, 1895 – January 4, 1896

Frank Jenne Cannon

January 4, 1896 – January 22, 1901

Vacant

January 23, 1901 – March 3, 1905

Thomas Kearns

March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1917

George Sutherland

March 4, 1917 – January 3, 1941

William Henry King

January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1947

Orrice Abram Murdock, Jr.

January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1959

Arthur Vivian Watkins

January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1977

Frank Edward Moss

January 3, 1977

Orrin Grant Hatch –

 
Senators - Class III

January 22, 1896 – March 3, 1897

Arthur Brown

March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1903

Joseph Lafayette Rawlins

March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1933

Reed Smoot

March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1951

Elbert Duncan Thomas

January 3, 1951 – December 20, 1974

Wallace Bennett * Resigned office

December 21, 1974 – January 3, 1993

Edwin Jacob Garn

January 5, 1993 –

Robert Foster Bennett

 
State Song
UTAH...THIS IS THE PLACE
Lyrics by Sam Francis and Gary Francis
Music by Gary Francis

Utah! People working together
Utah! What a great place to be.
Blessed from Heaven above.
It's the land that we love.
This is the place!

Utah! With its mountains and valleys.
Utah! With its canyons and streams.
You can go anywhere.
But there's none that compare.
This is the place!

It was Brigham Young who led the pioneers across the plains.
They suffered with the trials they had to face.
With faith they kept on going till they reached the Great Salt Lake
Here they heard the words..."THIS IS THE PLACE!"

Utah! With its focus on family,
Utah! Helps each child to succeed.
People care how they live.
Each has so much to give.
This is the place!

Utah! Getting bigger and better.
Utah! Always leading the way.
New technology's here...
Growing faster each year.
This is the place!

There is beauty in the snow-capped mountains, in the lakes and streams.
There are valleys filled with farms and orchards too.
The spirit of its people shows in everything they do.
Utah is the place where dreams come true.

Utah! With its pioneer spirit.
Utah! What a great legacy!
Blessed from Heaven above.
It's the land that we love.

This is the place

Utah! Utah! Utah!
THIS IS THE PLACE!

This song replaced the earlier state song "Utah, We Love Thee" in 2000
State Population

1890: 207,905

1900: 276,749

1910: 373,351

1920: 449,396

1930: 507,847

1940: 550,310

1950: 688,862

1960: 890,627

1970: 1,059,278

1980: 1,461,037

1990: 1,722,850

2000: 2,233,198