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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon737.html


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Logan, Stephen Trigg (1800-1880).

Logan was educated in Kentucky and was not yet twenty-one when he was admitted to the practice of law there. Before moving to Springfield in 1832 he was a deputy circuit clerk and prosecuting attorney. In Illinois his talents were quickly recognized; he was elected circuit judge in 1835 and again in 1839 and also served four terms in the Illinois House. He was best known as a lawyer, however, enjoying an extensive trial and appellate practice and being an acknowledged leader of the Springfield bar. His law partnership with AL lasted from 1841 to 1844 and was apparently dissolved on friendly terms. Logan served as a delegate to the 1860 Republican convention that nominated AL; a year later he was a member of the Washington Peace Convention that met in an attempt to avoid the war. WHH had a poor opinion of Logan, who was apparently quite wary of WHH as a biographer of AL and told him surprisingly little. (ALE; DAB)

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon737.html
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