Henry Logan (politician)

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Henry Logan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
1835–1839
Preceded byCharles A. Barnitz
Succeeded byJames Gerry
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1818–1819
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 14th district
In office
1828–1830
Preceded byZephaniah Herbert
Succeeded byEzra Blyth
Personal details
Born1779
Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
DiedMarch 27, 1830
Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic, Jacksonian

Henry Logan (April 14, 1784 – December 26, 1866) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district from 1835 to 1839.

Henry Logan was born near Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. He volunteered for the defense of Baltimore in 1814 during the War of 1812, and served as captain in the Nineteenth Regiment, Second Brigade, Fifth Division, Pennsylvania Militia. He was commissioned lieutenant colonel August 1, 1814.

He served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1818 and 1819 and as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 14th district from 1828 to 1830.[1]

Logan was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination and resumed farming.

He was a member of the Board of Commissioners of York County, Pennsylvania, in 1840. He served as county auditor and died on the Logania plantation in Monaghan Township, near Dillsburg in 1866. Interment in the Dillsburg Cemetery in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.[2]

Legacy[edit]

The town Loganville, Pennsylvania was named after him.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Pennsylvania Senate - Henry Logan Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  2. ^ "COL Henry Logan". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 14 June 2019.

Sources[edit]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1818-1819
Succeeded by
Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Zephaniah Herbert
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 14th district
1828-1830
Succeeded by
Ezra Blythe
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles A. Barnitz
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

1835–1839
Succeeded by
James Gerry