WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
EDWARD HUNTER SNOW
(educator, church leader)
BIOGRAPHYEdward H. Snow was born on 23 June 1865 in St. George, Utah and spent most of his life in Utah's Dixie area. After graduating from Brigham Young Academy in 1885, Snow opened his own small school in Santa Clara. He was sent on a mission to the Southern States in 1887. He was active in the Democratic Party and served in Utah's first state legislature (1896-1897). From 1901 to 1925 Snow was President of the St. George Stake. He was a central figure in the establishment of Dixie College. Snow served as President of the St. George Temple fom 1926 until he died on July 18, 1932.
When he was called as Stake President in St. George, he set the following goals:
- Establish a high school in St. George.
- Bring electricity to the town.
- Set up a water system for St. George.
- Get an ice plant to serve St. George.
Other photos on the web:
Edward H. Snow related photos
REFERENCESEdward H. Snow website
Edward Hunter Snow: Pioneer-Educator-Statesman
Book by Thomas G. Alexander
Forward by Jeffrey R. Holland
Published by Arthur H. Clark Company, 2012
Edward H. Snow biography
Edward H. Snow missionary journal