Theral V. Bishop: 26th Mayor of Logan

bishop_lgDates in Office: 1962-1966
Terms in Office: 1
Age when Elected: 49

Theral V. Bishop was born on April 11, 1914 in Preston, Idaho. His parents were Vernon David Bishop and Rebecca Marion Wold. He married Mabel Michaelis on June 16, 1937 in Logan, Utah and had three children. He settled in Logan, Utah in 1956 and died there on October 11, 1997.

Mr. Bishop was a career military man, serving for 37 years, including seven years in active duty. His service included combat duty in the Pacific during World War II and in the Korean Conflict. After returning home from Korea he served as a field artillery battalion commander in the Utah National Guard until his retirement in April 1974. His numerous civic contributions included service as a member of the Utah Health Systems Agency, the Bear River District Health Planning Committee, state, county and city road planning committees, and as a member of the Cache Friends of Foreign Students organization, where he served as president for one year. He also served four terms as a Logan City councilman from 1976 to 1984.

Mr. Bishop served two terms as mayor from 1962 to 1966.


1. "The Herald Journal". Obituary of Theral V. Bishop. Logan, Utah, October 14, 1997.



  • August 30 ~ An earthquake shook the Cache Valley, registering 6.1 on the Richter Scale. 5


  • ~ The "Old Rock Jail" which had been in use for over 70 years was torn down. It was replaced by the Cache County Jail, located just west of the Historic Cache County Courthouse. 7


  • ~ The Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum was opened in the basement of the Cache Chamber of Commerce Building at 52 West, 200 North in Logan. 24

  • June 24 ~ The Cache Genealogical Library [now the Logan Regional Family History Center] was given use of a portion of the basement in the Cache County Library building which was unfurnished and unusable for public library purposes. 11


  • ~ The City of Logan opened the Logan Municipal Pool, an indoor public pool facility located at 114 East 1000 North. 12