William Logan (Kentuckian)

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William Logan
William Logan of Kentucky.jpg
United States Senator
from Kentucky
In office
March 4, 1819 – May 28, 1820
Preceded by Isham Talbot
Succeeded by Isham Talbot
Personal details
Born (1776-12-08)December 8, 1776
Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Died August 8, 1822(1822-08-08) (aged 45)
Shelby County, Kentucky
Political party Democratic-Republican

William Logan (December 8, 1776 – August 8, 1822) was a United States Senator from Kentucky.

Born within the fort at Harrodsburg, Logan spent his early childhood in St. Asaphs Fort, receiving private instruction from his parents and tutors. He moved to Shelby County about 1798. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced. He was delegate to Kentucky's constitutional convention in 1799 and worked as a state commissioner in siting the new Barren County's seat of government (at Glasgow, a new settlement probably named for the Scottish hometown of Logan's father[1]) the same year.

Logan was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1803 to 1806 and again in 1808, and served as speaker two terms. He was a judge of the court of appeals from 1808 to 1812. He was also a presidential elector in 1808, 1812, and 1816. Logan was elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1819 to May 28, 1820 when he resigned to run for Governor in 1820. (He did not succeed, instead serving as a commissioner of the Kentucky River Company.) Logan died at his residence in Shelby County and was interred in the Logan family burial ground near Shelbyville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 116. Retrieved 28 Apr 2013. 
United States Senate
Preceded by
Isham Talbot
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Kentucky
1819–1820
Served alongside: Richard M. Johnson
Succeeded by
Isham Talbot