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Stephen Trigg Logan was an American
United States
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 lawyer
Lawyer
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 and politician
Politician
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He practiced law
Practice of law
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 with Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
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 from 1841 to 1843. He served as Illinois circuit court judge and in 1847 was elected to the Illinois Constitutional Conevention. He also served in the Illinois House of Representatives
Illinois House of Representatives
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. Logan's son, David
David Logan (Oregon politician)
David Logan was an American attorney and politician in the territory of and later state of Oregon. A native of Illinois, he moved to Oregon in 1850 where he served in the Oregon Territorial Legislature and in the Oregon Constitutional Convention...

 was a politician in Oregon
Oregon
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, serving as mayor of Portland
Portland, Oregon
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. Stephen Trigg Logan was a close friend and associate of Illinois industrialists and financiers Jacob Bunn and John Whitfield Bunn, who, at Logan's suggestion, helped Logan and others fund the 1860 presidential campaign of Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union, while ending slavery, and...

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His maternal grandfather was American pioneer Stephen Trigg
Stephen Trigg
Stephen Trigg was an American pioneer and soldier from Virginia. He was killed ten months after the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in one of the last battles of the American Revolution while leading the Lincoln County, Virginia militia unit at the Battle of Blue Licks in present-day...

 and his paternal grandfather was John Logan
John Logan (pioneer)
John Logan was a pioneer and politician from the U.S. state of Virginia and later, Kentucky. He participated in Lord Dunmore's War in 1774, serving under his brother, Benjamin. After moving to Kentucky County, Virginia, he took part in several expeditions against the Shawnee, including some led by...

, who was elected the first treasurer of the state of Kentucky
Kentucky
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