Nov 11 2008

General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport

I have lived in the Greater Boston area my entire life and have been to Logan many times for my flights, friends and family flights and just driving by. For some reason, I never knew the full name of Logan was actually “General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport“.

Edward L. Logan was born in Boston on 20 January 1875. Except while on active duty, he was a life-long resident of South Boston. He graduated from Boston Latin School in 1893, where he received his first military training in the cadet corps, and from Harvard in 1897.

He mustered out in November 1898 and entered Harvard Law School while remaining sergeant major of the 9th Infantry. He graduated in June 1901 and was also appointed as 2d Lieutenant in Company A, 9th Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia (later Massachusetts National Guard). Logan was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1903 and in October 1908 he took command of Company A as a captain.

During and after service in the National Guard he was active in civic, veterans, and political posts. He was the first state commander of the American Legion, President of the National Guard Association, Boston city councilor, representative and senator in the Massachusetts General Court, as well as president of a number of charitable institutions. He was one of Boston’s leading citizens as was nationally known for his role in veterans and military affairs.

I like the history behind names and places because then it is not just another place or thing, it has a past. It has a story that can be told as a tidbit during a conversation. History can sometimes be really interesting.

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