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Mercer Patton Logan

Clergyman

Mercer Patton Logan, American clergyman. member Humane Commission, Nashville, 1908-1915; member General Board Religious Education Protestant Episcopal Church; member committee, appointed by governor Tennessee, to organize Southern Sociological Congress; Mason. Knights of Pythias.

Background

Logan, Mercer Patton was born on October 16, 1856 in “Dungeness,” Virginia. Son of James W. and Sarah A. (Strother) Logan.

Education

Roanoke College Virginia. Graduate Virginia Theological Seminary, 1880. Doctor of Divinity, Washington and Lee University, 1893.

Career

Deacon, 1880, priest, 1881, Protestant Episcopal Church. Assistant, St. Paul’s Church, Petersburg, Virginia, 1880-1882. Rector, Wytheville, Virginia, 1882-1904, St. Ann’s, Nashville, Tennessee, 1904-1915, St. Paul’s Charleston, South Carolina., 1915-1921.

Dean Du Bose Memorial Church Training School, Monteagle, Tennessee, since 1921. Dean of Convocation, Southwest Virginia, Diocese of Southern Virginia, 1902-1904, of Nashville, Diocese of Tennessee, 1909-1911. Examining chaplain Diocese of Tennessee, 1908-1915.

Member Humane Commission, Nashville, 1908-1915. Member General Board Religious Education Protestant Episcopal Church. Member committee, appointed by governor Tennessee, to organize Southern Sociological Congress.

Vice president Tennessee Children’s Home Society, 1909-1915. Organizer, and president Summer Training School for Workers, Sewanee, Tennessee, since 1910.

Membership

Member Humane Commission, Nashville, 1908-1915. Member General Board Religious Education Protestant Episcopal Church. Member committee, appointed by governor Tennessee, to organize Southern Sociological Congress.

Mason. Knights of Pythias.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Kent Caldwell, October 10, 1883. Married second, Eliza Huger Dunkin, September 14, 1921.

father:
James W. Logan

mother:
Sarah A. (Strother) Logan

spouse:
Elizabeth Kent Caldwell

spouse:
Eliza Huger Dunkin