Just over 60% of voters in Utah chose to repeal Prohibition on November 7, 1933. That decision was later ratified on December 5th.

  • Utah had the honor of being the last state to repeal Prohibition of the 36 needed for the Amendment to pass. The fact that it is in a more western time zone gave it the edge over the other two states that held their conventions that day, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

  • An interesting story from The Los Angeles Times told of how a “respected citizen” was caught with liquor and after making bail, killed himself so as to avoid returning to prison.


DEATH PREFERRED TO CELL , Los Angeles Times (1886-Current File); Oct 28, 1929; ProQuest Historical Newspapers Los Angeles Times (1881 – 1986), pg. 9

WET SIGNAL FROM UTAH , Wall Street Journal (1889-Current file); Dec 2, 1933; ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Wall Street Journal (1889 – 1986), pg. 8