Logan was a senator from Illinois and was a Republican. He served from 1885 to 1887.
He was previously a senator from Illinois as a Republican from 1879 to 1885; a senator from Illinois as a Republican from 1871 to 1877; the representative for Illinois as a Republican from 1867 to 1871; the representative for Illinois’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1861 to 1863; and the representative for Illinois’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1859 to 1861.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Logan faced an allegation of bribery and corruption in management of Union Pacific Railroad and Credit Mobilier of America. On Feb. 27, 1873, the Morrill Committee dismissed the charges.
|Feb. 27, 1873||Morrill Committee dismissed the charges.|
From Mar 1871 to Dec 1886, Logan missed 1,593 of 3,967 roll call votes, which is 40.2%. This is worse than the median of 30.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1886. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1871-Feb 1872||79||28||35.4%||83rd|
|Dec 1872-Mar 1873||195||88||45.1%||86th|
|Dec 1873-Feb 1874||57||1||1.8%||0th|
|Dec 1874-Mar 1875||149||74||49.7%||82nd|
|Dec 1875-Mar 1876||89||25||28.1%||41st|
|Dec 1876-Mar 1877||84||35||41.7%||76th|
|Dec 1879-Feb 1880||49||12||24.5%||40th|
|Dec 1880-Mar 1881||164||44||26.8%||44th|
|Dec 1881-Mar 1882||96||63||65.6%||96th|
|Dec 1882-Mar 1883||401||123||30.7%||52nd|
|Dec 1883-Feb 1884||65||26||40.0%||63rd|
|Dec 1884-Mar 1885||171||159||93.0%||98th|
|Dec 1885-Mar 1886||63||11||17.5%||26th|
|Dec 1886-Mar 1887||9||6||66.7%||90th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo