Biographical Sketch of David Logan

David Logan


David Logan
Born 1824
Died 1874
Multnomah County delegate
David Logan (1824 - 1874)

David Logan was born in April 5, 1824 in Kentucky. His father, Stephen Logan, was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln. Logan moved to Oregon in 1850 to practice law, settling at Lafayette before moving to Portland.

He served on the territorial legislature in 1854 and as Portland mayor from 1864 to 1868. He was described as having “no politics, he is only opposed to the Democratic Party.”

Logan was a delegate to the constitutional convention from Multnomah County and served on the Judicial Department Committee. He voted against final approval of the constitution. In explaining his vote Logan stated that “he was satisfied that every gentleman in the convention had done the best he could to make a good constitution for Oregon.”

He died in Yamhill County March 26,1874 and was remembered in one account as “the greatest jury lawyer of his time.”

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