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Former Utah Governor Herbert Maw Dies At Age 97

November 18, 1990

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Herbert B. Maw, who served two terms as governor in the 1940s, died Saturday. He was 97.

He died in a Salt Lake City nursing home of old age, said his son, Warren Maw.

Maw was born March 11, 1893, in Ogden, the Territory of Deseret, three years before Utah became a state.

He received a law degree from the University of Utah in 1916 and a doctorate from Northwestern University in 1927.

During World War I Maw served as a pilot and was among the Army’s first Mormon chaplains.

A Democrat, he was elected governor in 1940 and served two terms.

At age 93, Maw was still practicing law. In an interview in 1984 he said he still walked three miles a day, a habit from the days when he couldn’t afford a trolley ride.

He is survied by two sons and two daughters, 19 grandchildren and 31 great- grandchildren.

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