The Territorial Legislature consisted of a Council and a House of Representatives. These two units of state government held sessions in Salt Lake City.
Incomplete records cause problems in listing names of individuals who have served and their terms of office prior to 1850.
Box Elder County, although not incorporated as a county until 1856, had representation. On occasion, the representative or senator was from Weber or Tooele county.
The journal of the First Session of the Territorial Legislature, 1851, does not list a Box Elder representative. However, three representatives from Weber County served and one of these, no doubt, represented Box Elder County.
Loren Farr from Weber County was a member of the council and represented Box Elder County.
From the Council Journals, beginning with 1855, the following men and women represented the county in the Council (Senate).
R. S. Richards (Weber and Box Elder)
Lewis W. Shurtliff
Charles C. Richards
John D. Peters
William G. Neberker
Hans S. Larsen
William C. Horsley
Willard S. Hansen
Archibald Bevan (Tooele and Box Elder)
John W. Peters
Tracy R. Welling
Albert E. Holmgren
Will R. Holmes
Abel S. Rich
J. Welton Ward
J. Harold Reese
Clifton G. M. Kerr
Miles (Cap) Ferry
John P. Holmgren III
(appointed to replace Miles (Cap) Ferry, resigned
Peter C. Knudson
The Utah State Senate is a body of 29 men and women elected to four-year terms. About half of the Senate seats are up for election every two years on an alternating basis. Each Senator represents a constituency of approximately 60,000 population. A senatorial district may be a county, a portion of one county or two or more counties or a combination of both. The Senate is reapportioned as desired or as required by law to insure that each Senator represents as nearly as possible approximately the same number of constituents.