Robert S. Campbell: 3rd Mayor of Logan

campbell_lgDates in Office: 1882-1885
Terms in Office: 2
Age when Elected: 28

Robert S. Campbell was born November 6, 1854, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Robert Lang Campbell and Mary Stewart. He married Rachel Elizabeth Bailiff on October 16, 1876, and they had eight children. Mr. Campbell came to Logan in 1873. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 5, 1931.

Mr. Campbell was already participating in Utah politics in 1872, then only 18 years old. He at that time, as chief clerk, called the Utah House of Representatives of the Utah Territorial Legislature to order. He was the general manager of the Utah Light & Power Company. In 1906 he worked as secretary of the state senate. Mr. Campbell was one of the founders and charter members of the Commercial Club, now the Cache Chamber of Commerce.
In 1882 he was elected mayor and was then elected to a second term, but resigned the office on September 2, 1885.
1. "Deseret News". Robert S. Campbell Obituary. Salt Lake City, Utah: September 7, 1931.
2. Carter, Kate B., ed. "Our Pioneer Heritage". Salt Lake City, Utah: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1958, 4:267, 16:30.
3. Jensen, Andrew, ed. "Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia". Salt Lake City, Utah: Publishing Press, 1971, 3:613-614, 792.
  • ~ The first telephone exchange in Logan was installed at 25 stations. The franchise was owned by Mr. Patterson, manager of the Western Union Telegraph Company. At the time of the opening of the Logan exchange, only three other telephone exchanges were in existence in Utah: the Ogden (1880) Salt Lake City (1881), and Park City (1881). 7, 31, 47
  • ~ The Cache County Courthouse was completed on the south corner of Main Street and 200 North. It was designed by Truman O. Angell, Jr. 6, 23, 51 
  • ~ A jail was housed in the basement of the newly constructed Cache County Courthouse in Logan, it was a single cell with bars on the windows. It was used until the new jail was constructed in 1886-7. 7, 23