Phillip Bentz

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Phillip Bentz
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4th Mayor of Murray, Utah
In office
01 January 1910 – 01 January 1912
Preceded byCharles Brown
Succeeded byGeorge Huscher
Personal details
BornOctober 1, 1860
Washington Court House, Ohio
DiedApril 3, 1933(1933-04-03) (aged 72)
Murray, Utah
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Martha Bentz
ResidenceMurray, Utah

Phillip Bentz was mayor of Murray, Utah from 1910 to 1912.[1] Bentz was born in Washington Court House, Ohio October 1, 1860. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 40 years and as the Murray station superintendent.[2] He was an officer in the local Fraternal Order of Eagles.

During his time as mayor, Murray completed its plans for a water system within Murray. Murray City also acquired the South Cottonwood Ward cemetery from the LDS Church, and made it the municipal cemetery.[3]


  1. "History of Murray City > Past Mayors". City government of Murray, Utah. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  2. Heart Attack is Fatal to Mr. Phillip Bentz. Murray Eagle April 20, 1933
  3. History of Murray. Murray Eagle November 19, 1936

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