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Hance James Logan

Hance James Logan, KC (April 26, 1869 – December 26, 1944) was a Canadian lawyer and politician.[2]

The Hon.

Hance James Logan
Hance James Logan.jpg
Senator for Cumberland, Nova Scotia
In office
February 5, 1929 – December 26, 1944
Appointed byWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Cumberland
In office
Preceded byArthur Rupert Dickey
Succeeded byEdgar Nelson Rhodes
In office
Preceded byEdgar Nelson Rhodes
Succeeded byRobert Knowlton Smith
Personal details
Born(1869-04-26)April 26, 1869
Amherst Point, Nova Scotia
DiedDecember 26, 1944(1944-12-26) (aged 75)
Ottawa, Ontario[1]
Political partyLiberal

Born in Amherst Point, Nova Scotia,[2] the son of James Archibald Logan, he was educated at the Model School of Truro, the Pictou Academy and Dalhousie University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in 1891.[3] He was called to the Nova Scotia bar in 1892 and practised law in Amherst. In 1909, he was named King's Counsel.[1]

Logan was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the electoral district of Cumberland on June 23, 1896, by a majority of 155 votes, defeating Arthur Rupert Dickey, the Minister of Justice in the Charles Tupper Government. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1900 and 1904. He was defeated in 1911 and 1917. He was re-elected in 1921 and was defeated in 1925. In 1929, he was summoned to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of Cumberland, Nova Scotia on the advice of William Lyon Mackenzie King. He served until his death in 1944.[2]

He was married twice: to Eleanor L. Kinder in 1891 and then to Anna Blanche MacKenna in 1921.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
  2. ^ a b c Hance James Logan – Parliament of Canada biography
  3. ^ The Canadian Parliament; biographical sketches and photo-engravures of the senators and members of the House of Commons of Canada. Being the tenth Parliament, elected November 3, 1904