John T. Caine, an adept leader in the national and local political arena, was one of the best known and most highly respected men in Utah during the territorial era. Very early in his life he assumed an active role in politics and became one of the early leaders of the Democratic Party in Utah. From the time of his initial election in 1882 as the territorial delegate until his retirement in 1893, he labored in behalf of his constituents. No task proved to be too tiresome or laborious; industry, honesty, and sober self-reliance were personal characteristics of the man and his actions.
It is the purpose of this historical study to present a factual account of the congressional career of John T. Caine. In a sense, this is a pioneer work since it represents the first detailed study of the influence of Caine upon the interactions between Congress and the Territory of Utah in this decade.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Roderick, Judith Ann, "A Historical Study of the Congressional Career, John T. Caine" (1959). Theses and Dissertations. 5082.
John T. Caine, John Thomas, 1829-1911, Utah, Politics, government, 19th century, Church, state, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, History