Anthon Anderson: 11th Mayor of Logan

aanderson_lgDates in Office: 1898-1902
Terms in Office: 2
Age when Elected: 47

Anthon Anderson was born on December 2, 1851 in Stift, Norway. His parents were Gunder Anderson and Kari Anderson. He married Mary Findley Henderson on March 11, 1872, Leolin Hurst on November 6, 1895, and Inez Elnora Egbert on December 6, 1907 and had eighteen children. He died in Logan, Utah on April 14, 1923.

Mr. Anderson was for many years a prominent figure in the lumber trade of Logan, establishing what is today Anderson & Sons Company in 1890.

Mr. Anderson was twice elected mayor of Logan, Utah.


1. "The Deseret News". Former Mayor of Logan is Called By Death. Salt Lake City, Utah: April 14, 1923.
2. Noble, Warrum, ed. "Utah Since Statehood: Historical and Biographical". Chicago, Illinois: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1919, 4:236-239
3. Ricks, Joel E., ed. "The History of a Valley : Cache Valley, Utah-Idaho". Logan, Utah: Cache Valley Centennial Commission, 1956, 360.



  • ~ The Logan City Offices and Police department were relocated to the building that had been occupied by the Utah Journal, and later became the Lyric Theatre. 15

  • June ~ According to the Federal Census, the population of Logan was 5,451. 45


  • ~ The Logan Sugar Company, owned by David Eccles, built the first of five sugar beet factories in Cache Valley. It was located just south of Logan and could process as much as 350 tons of sugar beets per day. It was in operation for 25 years. 53

  • August ~ Logan became a long distance telephone center. A switchboard was installed with 20 long distance lines. 7


  • ~ The Ogden and Logan Sugar companies were merged, creating the Amalgamated Sugar Company. 50

  • ~ Z.C.M.I. closed out the Logan branch and John H. Anderson purchased the People's Store which remained in business for many years. 47

  • ~ The first automobile was brought to Logan by Robert Murdock, the postmaster. It had a one cylinder gasoline engine. 22

  • ~ The Old Main Building for the Agricultural College was completed. This landmark is the oldest continuously used building at an institution of higher learning in Utah. 23

  • August 6 ~ After a successful bond election, the Logan City Council passed a resolution to bond the city to construct a municipal power plant. 7