Joseph Lafayette Rawlins

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Joseph Lafayette Rawlins

Joseph Lafayette Rawlins (born March 28, 1850 in Mill Creek , Utah , †  May 24, 1926 in Salt Lake City ) was an American politician ( Democratic Party ).

After completing his training at Indiana University in Bloomington , Rawlins was initially active from 1873 to 1875 as a lecturer at the University of Deseret in Salt Lake City. In 1875, after completing his law degree, he was admitted to the bar and began practicing law in Salt Lake City.

His political career began in 1893 with the election to the US House of Representatives ; at that time he still represented the Utah Territory as a non-voting delegate, as the state was not established until 1896. After two years in office, he missed re-election and initially had to leave Congress . In 1897 he returned after his election as US Senator for Utah, but resigned after one term on March 3, 1903, after he had failed to be nominated again by his party for this seat.

Rawlins then returned to his law firm before retiring in 1921 from professional life and public life.

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