Richard A. Chambers: 27th Mayor of Logan

chambers_lgDates in Office: 1966-1972
Terms in Office: 3
Age when Elected: 49

Richard Arthur Chambers was born on April 7, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His parents were Arthur Edwin Chambers and Elaine Burt. He married Marie Budge on January 4, 1939 in Logan, Utah and had one child. He died in Logan, Utah on March 25, 2011.

Mr. Chambers was extremely active in the community. He served as a Logan City Commissioner from 1960-1964 and participated on over 150 committees at the local, state, and national levels.

Mr. Chambers was mayor of Logan City from 1966 to 1972. His third term as major was unfortunately ended early with his resignation on April 4, 1972 amid some allegations of mismanagement of public funds.


1. "The Herald Journal". Obituary of Richard Arthur Chambers. Logan, Utah, March 27, 2011.
2. "The Herald Journal". Court Schedules Sentencing Date. Logan, Utah, April 4, 1972.
3. "The Herald Journal". Resignation is Accepted by City Commission. Logan, Utah, April 4, 1972.
4. "The Herald Journal". Mayor Resigns Logan Position. Logan, Utah, April 4, 1972.



  • ~ Construction of Logan's sewer and lagoon treatment system was completed 36

  • ~ The Sunshine Terrace Foundation moved to its newly constructed campus at 225 North 200 West. 19, 29


  • ~ The city operated Willow Park Zoo began operation. The number of animals exhibited have gradually grown through the years. The zoo currently hosts more than 125,000 visitors each year. 17

  • ~ In 1970 there were six library staff members. These library employees added 1,422 new books during the year. There were 10,806 registered borrowers. 30

  • ~ In 1970 there were 27 firefighters covering an area that included over 30,000 Logan residents plus part of the county surrounding Logan. 10

  • April ~ According to the 1970 Federal Census, the population of Logan was 22,333. 45


  • January ~ Bridgerland Applied Technology College is organized, first operating in leased facilities throughout the Logan area.

  • September ~ It was reported that 4.7% of Cache Valley residents were employed in agriculture by the Employment Securities Office. This may not have included the many residents employed in agriculture-related businesses such as in manufacturing and trades. 34


  • ~ The Logan Fire Department started training its firefighters as Emergency Medical Technicians. 10