Conrad B. Harrison
|Conrad B. Harrison|
|28th Mayor of Salt Lake City|
|1974 – 1976|
|Born||Conrad Bullen Harrison
July 15, 1911
Logan, Utah, United States
|Died||February 12, 2008
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
|Resting place||Salt Lake City Cemetery
|Alma mater||Utah State University|
|Employer||Logan Herald Journal
Salt Lake Telegram
|Organization||Member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Member of the Utah Symphony Orchestra Board
|Notable works||Five Thousand Concerts: A Commemorative History of the Utah Symphony|
|Spouse(s)||Ruth Annie Layton|
|Parents||Antrim Byrd Harrison
Conrad Bullen Harrison (July 15, 1911 - February 12, 2008) was the 29th mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, from 1974 to 1976. He was appointed as a replacement for Jake Garn, who was elected to the United States Senate in 1974.
Harrison was a journalist covering public affairs, sports and music. He worked for the Logan Herald Journal from May 1934 to October 1938 as the managing editor. He later worked at the Salt Lake Telegram, and the Deseret News from 1941 to 1960 where he started as a sports reporter and editor before he transferred to the city desk covering local government. He also sold real estate.
He died on February 12, 2008 at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah of causes incident to age. Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 21, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah; he was buried at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Harrison was a Latter-day Saint. He served for a time on the High Council of the Parley's Stake on the east side of Salt Lake City.
Conrad Harrison was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He also served on the Utah Symphony Orchestra Board when the board recommended that the Utah Symphony hire Maurice Abravanel as its conductor.
He also participated in:
- Imperial Glee Club in Logan
- Orpheus Club of Salt Lake
- Deseret News Troubadours group.
- Utah State Bowling Proprietors Association, once serving as its executive secretary
- Utah State Institution of Fine Arts, once served as its chairman
- Utah Concerts Council as a charter member
- Bonneville Knife and Fork Club, once serving as its executive director
Politics and Local Government
In 1960, he was appointed to become the water commissioner by Mayor J. Bracken Lee. Harrison was elected to the City Commission in 1962, 1966 and 1970.
Harrison ran unsuccessfully for mayor against Jake Garn in 1972. Harrison was eventually appointed as Jake Garn's replacement as mayor in 1975.
Five Thousand Concerts: A Commemorative History of the Utah Symphony, (Salt Lake City: Utah Symphony Society, 1986)
|Mayor of Salt Lake City