Roy Bullen: 18th Mayor of Logan

bullen_lgDates in Office: 1917-1920
Terms in Office: 2
Age when Elected: 40

Roy Bullen was born on December 12, 1877 in Richmond, Utah. His parents were Herschel Bullen and Mary Josephine Whittle. He married Annie Nibley on October 20, 1911 and had six children. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 30, 1930.

Mr. Bullen was made city engineer of Logan on January 1, 1914 which position he held until made mayor. He was also a prominent local businessman, having been president or vice-president of a variety of companies in and around Logan.

Mr. Bullen was appointed mayor of Logan City in April 1917 after the resignation of Preston A. Thatcher. In November 1917 he was elected to the office. Of particular interest to him was the construction and improvement of public roads.


1. "The Journal". Roy Bullen, Former Mayor of Logan, Dies Suddenly. Logan, Utah, December 1, 1930.
2. Noble, Warrum, ed. "Utah Since Statehood: Historical and Biographical". Chicago, Illinois: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1919, 4:346-349.



  • ~ Cache Valley General Hospital was established. It was located at 170-176 North Main Street, above the Leon Stucki Building Specialties Company. It remained at this location until a new building was constructed in 1928. 24

  • ~ The Logan High School was established with seventh, eighth and ninth grades and a total enrollment of 443 pupils. Seven subjects were taught, among them were basketball and swimming. By 1920 the school included a twelfth grade. 21, 47


  • ~ The name of the Ogden, Logan & Idaho Railway Company was changed to the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company. At this time the company had routes as far south as Payson in Utah Valley. This railroad continued until 1947. 7

  • ~ A new high school building was completed.

  • ~ The first children's story hour was held in the Logan Library.