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Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)

Constitution Writing in the American West (NEH)

Proceedings and Debates of the Convention Assembled to Adopt a Constitution for the State of Utah

Cite as: Danielle Maddox, Christopher Vizcardo, Samuel Corry, Erica Croft, John Cummings, Ashton Earl, Edward Goebel, Antony Jackson, Mary Nelson, Matt Rands, Carl Scott, Mark Wait, Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition), Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, 2019).

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People Icon122 People
Procedures Icon1892 Procedures
Documents Icon647 Documents
Decisions Icon3438 Decisions

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28 historical records used for this dataset.


33 committees met in 333 sessions.

Average 11.89 sessions each.


Dates from Monday, 04 March 1895 to Wednesday, 08 May 1895.


122 people in 31 voting delegations.

Top 5 most active people are:

Summary of person events:

  • Person join icon 550 join a committee.
  • Person leave icon 6 leave a committee.
  • Person elect icon 77 elections to a position.


1892 procedural motions considered.

Summary of procedural events:

  • Procedural motion icon 1892 procedural motion proposed.
  • Debate motion icon 486 motions debated.


647 documents considered with 1527 amendments presented.

Summary of document events:

  • Create a new document proposal 647 new documents created.
  • Document copied 449 documents passed from another committee.
  • Document amended 1527 amendments to a document proposed.
  • Debate a document proposal 951 debates on a proposal.


3438 number of decisions made.

Summary of decision made:

  • Vote adopt icon 2198 proposals adopted.
  • Vote reject icon 556 proposals rejected.
  • Vote refer icon 427 proposals referred to another committee.
  • Postpone debate icon 5 debate of a proposal postponed.
  • Vote drop icon 240 proposal dropped from discussion without a formal vote.
  • Vote drop icon 12 some other decision on a proposal.

List of proposals by delegation

List of proposals by person

Committee Reports of the Utah Constitutional Convention (1895)

Digitized microfilmed copies of the first draft the articles of the Constitution as drafted by the different specialized committees of the Utah Constitutional Convention for insertion into the Constitution.

Files of the Utah Constitutional Convention (1895)

Digitized microfilmed copies of some of the first 150 propositions and petitions presented by various delegates of the Utah Constitutional Convention for insertion into the Constitution preserved by the Utah State Archives.

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