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Reva Beck Bosone
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints disavowed polygamy, and Mattie was able to return to Salt Lake City.
Reva Beck Bosone Was Born in American Fork, UT
When Utah first became a state, Cannon ran for a State Senate seat in an at-large election. Cannon defeated her husband and three other men. In addition to her career as a state senator and prominent suffragist, Cannon held a medical degree and promoted important health policy in Utah.
Reva continued to teach high school in Delta and then Ogden until 1927 when she entered the University of Utah law school.
The resulting notoriety helped her secure a seat in the Utah House of Representatives in the Democratic sweep of 1932.
Bosone lost a bid for a seat on the Salt Lake City Commission but was reelected in 1934 to the state house.
In 1948 Judge Bosone was elected to the U.S. Congress.
She served two terms, running in 1950 against Ivy Baker Priest, who later became the U.S. Treasurer.
Her loss to William Dawson in the 1952 campaign left Bosone emotionally and financially drained. She went on to pursue her law practice and worked as an office assistant.
Reva Beck Bosone died on July 21, 1983, in Vienna, VA
Women in Utah get the right to vote because Congress thought they would vote against polygamy
Edmunds Tucker Act - Congress took the right to vote for women away because they had voted in favor of polygamy
Utah becomes a state and women get the right to vote
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