Logan, Stephen Trigg
- Sylvia B. Larson
Logan, Stephen Trigg (24 February 1800–17 July 1880), lawyer and jurist, was born in Franklin County, Kentucky, the son of David Logan and Mary Trigg. Logan received his early education in Frankfort, Kentucky, and at age thirteen served as clerk in the office of the secretary of state. In 1817 he went to Glasgow, the seat of Barren County, Kentucky, to study law under his uncle Judge Christopher Tompkins; he was admitted to the bar before age twenty-one. Logan also taught school and worked as a deputy in the office of the circuit clerk of the county. His work in the clerk’s office gave him experience with various forms of legal procedure and the drafting of legal documents, skills for which he became noted in his professional life....