90 years ago today - Nov 9, 1932

[Heber J. Grant]
I got up this morning at 2:30 and phoned the Tribune to learn how the election had gone and was informed that practically all of the Republicans had been defeated, Senator Smoot among the number. My heart goes out in deep sympathy to Senator [and apostle] Smoot. After thirty years of the most splendid labor, the most diligent work that I think any man ever performed in the Senate, to have the people be so ungrateful for all he has done for Utah as to leave him home, it must be a terrible disappointment to him.

I had a poor night's rest. ...

I called on John F. Fitzpatrick'met him in Mr. Kearns' office'and thanked them for the splendid treatment given by the Tribune during the election campaign and told them that I was delighted with their support of Senator Smoot, without mentioning any names. ...

Senator Reed Smoot and Isaac M. Stewart called on me. The Senator was greatly disappointed because of the outcome of the election. The only consolation that can come to him is that practically all the Republicans throughout the nation were defeated; he is no exception to the general rule.

[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]

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