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; When John was 13 years old, he herded sheep in Draper, Salt Lake County. As a volunteer in the 1866 Blackhawk War, Booth served on the Sevier River. His education included classes at Draper Academy in 1868 and the University of Deseret, now the University of Utah. He taught school in Alpine, West Jordan, and at Mill Creek Ward School, and Bountiful High School.2 Like other young men of that era who wanted legal training, Booth studied law in an apprenticeship system. In his case, he studied in his spare time with John B. Billner of Provo. In 1875, Booth was admitted to the Bar of the First Judicial District, beginning a distinguished law career. His private practice included partnerships with George M. Brown from 1876 to 1887 and L. A. And E. A. Wilson for four years beginning in 1887. Clients were accepted if they were not able to pay. Booth taught law and civil government as a volunteer at the Brigham Young Academy for at 30 years. Karl G. Maeser appointed Booth to be the chairman of the Mathematics Department in the new Brigham Young Academy, a good indicator of Booth's interdisciplinary abilities. While maintaining a private law practice and teaching at the Brigham Young Academy, Booth also was the city attorney and county attorney. From 1876 to 1882 he was a city councilman or city alderman.5 In 1877 he was instrumental in revising local ordinances. In 1881, 1889, and 1893 Booth was elected to the Territorial Legislature.6 Booth served as Provo's mayor in 1890 and 1891. In the campaign against his rival George Sutherland, a heckler asked how Booth expected to be mayor while living in a small adobe house. Booth's humorous answer, which essentially ignored the question, helped him to gain popularity and win the election. One of the most important developments of his administration was the December 15, 1890 ordinance creating the Provo City Fire Department.7 In May 1899 Booth was appointed judge of the Fourth Judicial District, to complete the unexpired term of Judge Warren H. Dusenberry. The next year he was appointed by Governor Thomas to the State Board of Equalization, but resigned when he was elected to continue as judge in the Fourth Judicial District.
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