Harold B. Felt

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name Harold B. Felt
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order 35th
office Mayor of Brigham City
term_start January 7, 1974
term_end January 3, 1978
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predecessor Wayne A. Jensen
successor Peter C. Knudson
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Harold Felt’s successful run for mayor in 1973 was his second campaign for the office. He ran in the 1940s, but lost to Carl Wold. Three decades later, Felt won the mayoral office in a race with Wayne Jensen by 20 votes.
“I was the first Brigham City Mayor to be elected from the Democratic Party in about 40 years,” he said.Oral history interview with Harold B. Felt by Pat Davies and Kathleen Bradford, March 23, 1992.
Felt, the first mayor to occupy the new City Hall building, arranged an industrial bond issue to help bring the American Greetings card business to Brigham City. He hired Stephen Studdert to be Brigham’s new Chief of Police.
Mayor Felt wanted to build a new facility for the Police Department in the unfinished basement of City Hall, but lacked the money to hire a contractor for the job. With the help of City employees, Felt and Studdert did the project themselves.
“I didn’t leave a monument like most of them do,” he remarked, “but I practically got the city out of debt, and we worked on the electrical system and improved the Police Department and its quarters.”Oral history interview with Harold B. Felt by Pat Davies and Kathleen Bradford, March 23, 1992.

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