John H. Anderson: 15th Mayor of Logan

janderson_lgDates in Office: 1910-1912
Terms in Office: 1
Age when Elected: 46

John H. Anderson was born on September 24, 1864 in Brigham, Utah. His parents were Johannes Andersson and Johanna Olsson. He married Anna (Annie) Charlotte Eliason on November 18, 1885 and Selma (Salma) Natalie (Natallia) Eliason on October 20, 1886 and had nine children. He died in Logan, Utah on June 10, 1945.

Mr. Anderson was one of Cache Valley's most prominent business and civic leaders. Among other accomplishments, he was owner and proprietor of the John H. Anderson and Sons department store which he established in 1893 and president of the First National Banking Company in Logan in 1917.

Mr. Anderson was mayor of Logan City from 1910 to 1912.


1. "The Herald Journal". Prominent Cache Leader Succumbs to Long Illness. Logan, Utah, June 11, 1945.
2. Ricks, Joel E., ed. "The History of a Valley : Cache Valley, Utah-Idaho". Logan, Utah: Cache Valley Centennial Commission, 1956, 234.



  • ~ The Logan Rapid Transit Company was organized by David Eccles and an electric railroad was constructed from the Oregon Short Line Depot on 600 West, east on Center to Main Street, and further east on 400 North to the campus of Utah State Agricultural College (today USU). 47

  • January 7 ~ The present location of the Cache County Fairgrounds was deeded to Logan City. 14

  • April ~ According to the Federal Census, the population of Logan was 7,522. 45


  • ~ An ordinance, passed by the Logan City Council, prohibited the sale of liquor which made Logan one of the first prohibition cities in the State of Utah. 36

  • September 26-28 ~ The first Cache County Fair was held in what is today Willow Park. 54