Utah was the second state to win statewide initiative and referendum,
passing its amendment through the legislature in 1899 and ratifying it by
popular vote in 1900. The man most responsible for this early victory was
State Representative Sherman S. Smith of Ogden, the legislature’s “lone
Populist.” But another I&R advocate, Henry W. Lawrence of Salt Lake City,
wondered whether the legislature would pass reasonable implementing
legislation: “The great trouble now will be to get the Legislature to adopt