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James Logan
Birth: Oct. 20, 1674
County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Death: Oct. 31, 1751
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Colonial American Statesman. He arrived in Philadelphia in 1699 as William Penn's secretary. He rose through a succession of political offices, including member of the provincial council, and was elected Mayor of Philadelphia, 1722 to 1723. He gained great wealth in land investment and fur trading. He tutored botanist John Bartram and was a mentor of Benjamin Franklin. He wrote and published scientific papers on botany and optics and accumulated a library of over 3,000 volumes. He served as Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1731 to 1739, and as acting Governor of Pennsylvania, 1736 to 1738. He was a founder and trustee of the Academy of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania). (bio by: Margaret Orthodox) 
 
Burial:
Friends Arch Street Meeting House Burial Ground
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: unmarked grave
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Margaret Orthodox
Record added: Mar 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34542409
James Logan
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- SimonH
 Added: Apr. 6, 2015
To James Logan, my 8th great grandfather. You are remembered with love. You came here from Ireland, securing a better life for future generations, and I thank you.
- ladyknecht
 Added: Mar. 12, 2015

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Oct. 31, 2013
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