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Logan, George

(lō`gən), 1753–1821, American political figure and agriculturist, b. near Germantown (now part of Philadelphia), grandson of James Logan. After obtaining a medical degree abroad, he returned to America during the Revolution and turned from medicine to farming; at the same time he served several terms in the Pennsylvania legislature. A friend and supporter of Thomas Jefferson, he went (1798) on his own authority to France to secure its accord with the United States. His mission, in part successful, was resented by Federalists, who secured the passage of the so-called Logan Act, prohibiting civilian participation in diplomatic negotiations except by official authority. He served as U.S. Senator (1801–7) and, despite the Logan Act, went to England to reconcile differences between that country and the United States. Logan was active for many years in the furtherance of agricultural advancement.


See biography by F. B. Tolles (1953, repr. 1972).

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He defeated boxers such as Tony Esperti, Jim Robinson, Donnie Fleeman, Alonzo Johnson, George Logan, Willi Besmanoff, Lamar Clark (who had won his previous 40 bouts by knockout), Doug Jones and London's own Henry Cooper.
The Nat'l Assn of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Foundation began in 1975 thanks to efforts by Orion Samuelson and George Logan.
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As well as the local photographs, the students have acquired 10 prints from a handful of big names in the industry, most notably photographers George Logan, Carl Warner and Dylan Collard.
George Logan, vice chairman of the SDDIA, said: "It has taken a while to get everybody together for the meeting.
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His parents, Anne and George Logan, of Barrow-in-Furness, were told their son had a rare and aggressive form of the disease.
Patrick, a former member of Stafford Operatic Society, teamed up with his co-star George Logan in 1972 and launched their drag act two years later at the Edinburgh Festival.
The translation contained in the present edition is a revised and expanded version of the translation which George Logan and Robert Adams produced for the Cambridge Studies in Political Thought series, and is also a descendant of Adams's Norton Critical Edition of Utopia.
The Cambridge edition of Utopia reprints (with some revisions) Adams's outstanding translation first published in the United States by Norton; George Logan has annotated Utopia and the ancillary letters and poems published in the earliest Basel editions.