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Historical Pioneer Biographies

Hosea Stout

Born: 1810 Died: 1889

Of the Mormon diaries available to scholars, perhaps there is none which so adequately mirrors the times and locale of the writer and his people over such an extended time as does the diary of Hosea Stout.

Over various times, he was an officer in the militia, chief of police, attorney general, United States district attorney, and president of the house of the Utah Territorial Legislature. These associations with the highest ecclesiastical and civil authorities permitted Stout to inscribe in his diary conversations and transactions which were outside the knowledge of many diarists.

Biography: Hosea Stout