John A. Logan
#7567 Overall Influence

John A. Logan

American soldier and political leader


Why is this person notable and influential?

John Alexander Logan was an American soldier and politician. He served in the Mexican–American War and was a general in the Union Army in the American Civil War. He served the state of Illinois as a State Senator, a Congressman, and a U.S. Senator and was an unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States with James G. Blaine in the election of 1884. As the 3rd Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, he is regarded as the most important figure in the movement to recognize Memorial Day as an official holiday.

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University of Louisville
University of Louisville

University in Kentucky

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#484 World Rank #287 USA Rank