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William LOGAN

(1776-1822)
Senate Years of Service:
1819-1820
Party:
Democratic Republican

LOGAN, William, a Senator from Kentucky; born within the fort at Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., December 8, 1776; spent his early childhood in the fort at St. Asaphs, receiving private instruction from his parents and tutors; moved to Shelby County, Ky., about 1798; studied law; admitted to the bar and practiced; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1799; served as a commissioner of the Kentucky River Co. in 1820; member, State house of representatives 1803-1806, 1808, and served as speaker two terms; judge of the court of appeals 1808-1812; presidential elector in 1808, 1812, and 1816; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1819, to May 28, 1820, when he resigned to become a gubernatorial candidate; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1820; died at his residence in Shelby County on August 8, 1822; interment in the Logan family burial ground near Shelbyville, Ky.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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