CAINE, John Thomas, (1829 - 1911)


CAINE, John Thomas, a Delegate from the Territory of Utah; born in the parish of Kirk Patrick, Isle of Man, January 8, 1829; attended the common schools in Douglas, Isle of Man; immigrated to the United States in 1846 and lived in New York City until 1848, when he went to St. Louis; settled in the Territory of Utah in 1852 and taught school; served as secretary of the Territorial council during the sessions of 1856, 1857, 1859, and 1860; one of the founders of the Salt Lake Herald in 1870, serving as managing editor and president; delegate to the constitutional conventions in 1872 and 1882; member of the Territorial council in 1874, 1876, 1880, and 1882; recorder of Salt Lake City in 1876, 1878, 1880, and 1882; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the action of the House declaring the Delegate-elect ineligible; reelected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth, Forty-ninth, and Fiftieth Congresses and on the People’s Party ticket to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses and served from November 7, 1882, to March 3, 1893; was not a candidate for renomination in 1892; was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Utah in 1895; member of the State senate in 1896; resumed the management of the Salt Lake Herald; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, September 20, 1911; interment in Salt Lake City Cemetery.