JOHN LOGAN. In the forty odd years of his law practice John Logan has handled a large and varied routine of legal business in the courts of Fayette and adjoining counties. He has held few public positions, but his ambition has been directed rather to performance within the limits of his profession than to the many outside interests that claim attention from lawyer.
Mr. Logan was born on a farm about four miles from Moscow, in Clermont County, Ohio January 30, 1857. His grandfather, John Logan, came from Pennsylvania, was a major in the American army in the War of 1812, and died in Clermont County in 1863. His wife, Elizabeth, died about 1840, in Washington Township of Clermont County. The father of the Washington Court House attorney was Lewis Ashby Logan, who was born in November of 1822, and for many years was in the Government service. He died in Cincinnati at the age of seventy-one, and was buried in Brown County, Ohio.
John Logan spent most of his boyhood in Cincinnati, where he attended public schools, graduating from the Hughes High School in June, 1875. From 1876 to 1879 he was a teacher, and then entered the law offices of Marshall J. Williams. Mr. Williams in 1884 became judge of the First Judicial Circuit, and in 1886 was elevated to the State Supreme Bench and was as associate justice until his death on July 7, 1902. In 1881 Mr. Logan was admitted to the bar, and practiced at Washington Court House as a partner of Judge Williams until 1885, when the latter went on the bench. He then took over Judge Williams' practice, and has been fully engaged in the work of his profession ever since. He is a stockholder in the First National Bank of Mount Sterling, Ohio. From 1883 to 1885 he served as village solicitor of Washington Court House, and during the World was was chairman of the Legal Advisory Board.
His brothers and sisters are: Samuel Taylor Logan, born in 1855, now principal of the Avondale Public School at Cincinnati; Harry C., born in 1858, a resident of Cincinnati and the father of a son Bruce, now twenty-seven years of age; Frank Porter Logan, born in 1863, chief engineer in a Cleveland hospital; and Anna Elizabeth, born in 1861, who was principal of the Normal Department of Miami University at Oxford, Ohio, and is now assistant superintendent of the Cincinnati public schools.
Mr. John Logan married at Washington Court House, October 26, 1887, Miss Elizabeth Belle Pearce, who was educated in the public schools of Washington Court House, and is a member of the Presbyterian Church. Her father, Elgar B. Pearce, was a newspaper man, and died in Washington Court House in 1866.
Mr. Logan is affiliated with the Masonic Order, a member of the Royal Arch Chapter at Milford, Ohio, until 1879, when he transferred to Washington, Court House. He also belongs to Garfield Commandery of the Knights Templar, is a member of the Elks and is a republican.
History of Ohio, The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925, Volume III