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Roberts, Brigham Henry, an American journalist; born in Warrington, Lancashire, England, March 13, 1857. In the summer of 1866 he emigrated with his parents to Davis Co., Utah; attended the University of Utah. Soon after his graduation he was called by the Mormon Church to its missionary service. After laboring for some years as a missionary he was elected to a high office in the Church. He also engaged in journalism and was for a time editor-in-chief of the Salt Lake "Herald." In 1898 he was elected to Congress by a large majority. His election created widespread agitation throughout the country, and on Jan. 25, 1900, the House of Representatives by an overwhelming majority voted to exclude him as constitutionally ineligible, as a polygamist, to a seat in that body.


Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.

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