Women / Persons ~ P13004

Mrs. John A. Logan

Alternate Names:
  • Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan
  • Mrs. J. A. Logan
  • Mrs. General John A. Logan
Gender: Female
Life Dates: 15 August 1838 - 22 February 1923
  • Abolitionist
  • Activist
  • American (US)
  • Author or presenter
  • Businesswoman
  • Wife with Great Influence on Husband
  • Writer, Nonfiction
Note: General Logan is honored in Logan Square and various Logan counties around the country. Having been tutored in the social aspects of politics, this Person was able to engage in political discussions with her husband, John A. Logan, a Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives. She played a prominent role in her husband's political decisions, copying his documents, performing research, and engaging in correspondence on his behalf, as well as keeping him informed of the opinions of his Illinois constituency while he was in Washington, D.C. When he joined the Union during the American Civil War, she recruited notable figures to join his regiment, the Thirty-First Regiment of the Union. This Person took an abolitionist political stand during the American Civil War and was a correspondent of Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant.
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