Dates in Office: 1922-1926
Terms in Office: 2
Age when Elected: 48
John A. Crockett was born on April 18, 1874 in Logan, Utah. His parents were Alvin Crockett and Annie Naomi Peel. He married Anna Dorothea Elizabeth Hansen on May 1, 1895 and had nine children. He died in Logan, Utah on June 6, 1948.
Mr. Crockett served in World War I, enlisting in the Second Engineers Corps Company F in 1917 and was among the first boys who went to France from Utah. During the period of the war he served as chairman of the eight ward defense committee. He worked in the insurance and loan business in Logan. He served as Logan City Commissioner of Logan beginning in 1917.
Mr. Crockett was mayor of the City of logan from 1922 to 1926. Crockett called a bond election in 1923 which resulted in the Logan Municipal Power Plant being rebuilt and enlarged. Later, in 1926, meters were installed in residential homes to moniter and properly bill for energy use.
1. "The Herald Journal". John A. Crockett Praised at Rites. Logan, Utah, June 10, 1948.
2. Noble, Warrum, ed. "Utah Since Statehood: Historical and Biographical". Chicago, Illinois: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1919, 4:226-7.
3. Ricks, Joel E., ed. "The History of a Valley : Cache Valley, Utah-Idaho". Logan, Utah: Cache Valley Centennial Commission, 1956, 267.
~ The Chamber of Commerce and other civic organizations cooperated with the U.S. Forest Service to clean up and level-up the Logan Canyon Park, now known as Guinavah Park. 28
July 24 - 25 ~ A centennial celebration to commemorate Jim Bridger leading a small band of trappers into Cache Valley in 1824 was the largest celebration ever held in the valley to that point. An estimated 50,000 people witnessed the events. 20, 28