S. A. Kenner biography

S. A. Kenner

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Who is S. A. Kenner?

Scipio Africanus Kenner, usually known as S. A. Kenner was an editor and politician in territorial and early statehood Utah.

Kenner was born in Saint Francisville, Missouri and came to Utah with a Mormon company in 1860. He was baptized a member of the LDS Church in 1865. In 1871 Kenner married Isabella Park who he had become acquainted with while involved in dramatic productions in Salt Lake City. They eventually became the parents of nine children.

Kenner worked as a telegraph operator and began as a journeyman with the Deseret News. He progressed up the ranks of the newspaper and eventually made it to being an editor. At times Kenner was the editor for both the Provo Times and the Ogden Standard.

Kenner was admitted to the bar after studying under Judge Sutherland. Kenner worked as a city attorney, LDS Church attorney and assistant U.S. attorney.

Kenner served as a member of the Utah State Legislature. He wrote books including The Practical Politician and Utah As It Is.

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