Kentucky Historical Society
LOGAN, Marvel Mills (1874-1939)

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.

Most Logan letters were destroyed by his family.

Emory University
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Atlanta, GA
Papers: Correspondence in Mildred Hicks papers, 1917-1945. Finding aid.

Filson Club Historical Society
Louisville, KY
Papers: 1917. 1 letter.

University of Kentucky Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
Lexington, KY
Papers: 1933-1939. Ca. 4 feet. Personal papers, scrapbooks, photographs, and clippings. Also 17 Logan letters in other collections.

Western Kentucky University Library
Special Collections
Bowling Green, KY
Papers: 1923-1949. 9 items. 8 letters (1923-1939) and comments in a speech concerning Logan (1949).

  • U.S. Congress. Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of Marvel Mills Logan, Late a Senator from Kentucky. 76th Cong., 3d sess., 1940. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1941.