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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan  

Pen Name: Mrs. John A Logan

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: Petersburg, Missouri August 15, 1838

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Logan's parent's moved to Marion when she was one year old. After she got married, she moved to Benton and moved to the Chicago area later in her life.

Biographical and Professional Information

After her husband passed, Mrs. Logan moved to northern Illinois and became the editor of The Home Magazine, of Washington, which ran from 1888 to 1908, and wrote about historic events. She served on the syndicate staff of Hearst news service and was a contributor to other magazine and newspapers and wrote several books. President Benjamin Harrison appointed Mrs. Logan one of the women commissioners of the District of Columbia to the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.


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