Logie Danson

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Ernest Denny Logie Danson was an Anglican bishop in the first half of the 20th century.[1]

He was born into a distinguished clerical family[2] on 14 June 1880 and educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond and Aberdeen University. He was ordained in 1906 and began his career with a curacy at St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee.[3] From 1906 he was a Missionary Priest in Southeast Asia eventually becoming Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak.[4] He then returned to England as a Canon Residentiary at Carlisle Cathedral[5] before being appointed Provost of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh. He was then elected Bishop of Edinburgh in 1939.[6] Four years later he became Primus of Scotland,[7] a post he held to his death on 9 December 1946.[8]


  1. ^ National archives
  2. ^ His father was the Very Rev. J. M. Danson, Dean of Aberdeen and Orkney “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  4. ^ Bishops of Labuan and Sarawak Archived 4 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  6. ^ Diocesan History
  7. ^ BU Theology Library
  8. ^ Obituary Dr. Logie DansonThe Times Thursday, 12 December 1946; pg. 7; Issue 50632; col D
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Robert Rupert Mounsey
Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak
1917 – 1931
Succeeded by
Noel Baring Hudson
Preceded by
William James Margetson
Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh
1938 – 1939
Succeeded by
David Colin Dunlop
Preceded by
Harry Seymour Reid
Bishop of Edinburgh
1939 – 1946
Succeeded by
Kenneth Charles Harman Warner
Preceded by
Arthur John Maclean
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
1943 – 1946
Succeeded by
John Charles Halland How