James E. Halverson

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name James E. Halverson
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order 21st
office Mayor of Brigham City
term_start January 6, 1930
term_end January 4, 1932
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predecessor Abel S. Rich
successor Lorenzo W. Anderson
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One of James Halverson’s first actions as Mayor was appropriating $150 toward building a rustic bridge across the pond at Rees Pioneer Park. Former mayor N. Chris Simonsen designed the bridge and it was installed during Halverson’s term of office. A baseball diamond and grandstand were also installed at the park.
County Commissioner T.L. Davis asked for cooperation between City and County “in the abating and suppression of the dog menace . . . which is becoming alarming to the extent that several flock owners have suffered losses by the depredations of dogs up to 40 and 50 killings of sheep.”Brigham City Minutes. Mayor Halverson instructed the Dog Tax Collector to destroy all unlicensed dogs running at large. He also signed a resolution that $5,000 be set aside for shares of stock in a proposed Community Hospital to be built and authorized the beginning of work on a sewer system between 1st and 4th North and 1st and 6th West.
At the end of his term, Mayor Halverson returned a check to the City for the salary he received as Mayor.

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