David Smith Monson

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David Smith Monson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by David Daniel Marriott
Succeeded by Wayne Owens
2nd Lieutenant Governor of Utah
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 7, 1985
Governor Scott M. Matheson
Preceded by Clyde L. Miller
Succeeded by W. Val Oveson
Personal details
Born David Smith Monson
(1945-06-20) June 20, 1945 (age 73)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Julie Johnson
Children 5 [1]
Alma mater University of Utah
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

David Smith Monson (born June 20, 1945) is a former U.S. Representative and the second Lieutenant Governor of Utah. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Monson attended public schools. He earned a B.S. from the University of Utah in 1970. He became a certified public accountant afterwards.[citation needed] He also served as a Sergeant in the Utah Air National Guard from 1967 to 1973.

Monson was elected Utah State Auditor in 1972. He was only one of two Republicans to win a statewide office that year, the rest being taken by the Democrats.[2] He served from 1973 to 1977. He then served as lieutenant governor of Utah for two terms, from 1977 to 1985.

In 1984, Monson ran for the United States House of Representatives for the Ninety-ninth Congress. He had a surprisingly difficult race that year. In the general election, he defeated former state Senator Frances Farley by a vote of 105,540 to 105,044.[3] He was not a candidate for reelection in 1986, ending his political career on January 3, 1987 after serving only one term as a representative. He subsequently became a business executive involved in international trade and recycling paper. He currently resides in Salt Lake City.

Monson is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


  1. http://historytogo.utah.gov/people/davidsmithmonson.html
  2. Utah History Encyclopedia
  3. Lua error in Module:Citation/CS1/Identifiers at line 47: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).

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Political offices
Preceded by
Clyde L. Miller
Lieutenant Governor of Utah
Succeeded by
W. Val Oveson
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
David Daniel Marriott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 2nd congressional district

January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1987
Succeeded by
Wayne Owens