LOGAN, Marvel Mills, (1874 - 1939)

Senate Years of Service: 1931-1939
Party: Democrat

Kentucky Historical Society

LOGAN, Marvel Mills, a Senator from Kentucky; born on a farm near Brownsville, Edmonson County, Ky., January 7, 1874; educated in the public and private schools at Leitchfield and Brownsville, Ky.; taught school for two years and also conducted a training school for teachers; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Brownsville, Ky.; chairman of the board of trustees of Brownsville; county attorney of Edmonson County 1902-1903; assistant attorney general of Kentucky 1912-1915; attorney general of Kentucky 1915-1917; chairman of the Kentucky Tax Commission 1917-1918; moved to Louisville, Ky., in 1918 and to Bowling Green, Ky., in 1922 and continued the practice of law; member of the State board of education, the State board of sinking fund commissioners, and the State board of printing commissioners; justice of the court of appeals of Kentucky 1926-1930, and chief justice in 1931; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1930; reelected in 1936 and served from March 4, 1931, until his death; chairman, Committee on Mines and Mining (Seventy-third through Seventy-fifth Congresses), Committee on Claims (Seventy-sixth Congress); died in Washington, D.C., October 3, 1939, interment in the Logan family cemetery near Brownsville, Ky.


U.S. Congress. Memorial Services. 76th Cong., 3rd sess., 1941. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1941.