History: Harry Tremaine Logan

Logan Lane is named after Harry Tremaine Logan (1887-1971), a professor of Classics at the University of British Columbia. Logan began his studies at McGill University, and during 1908-11 he was a British Columbia Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. Studies of Theology at New College Edinburgh (1912-13) followed. Logan received a Master's degree from Oxford in 1919 and began teaching at UBC in 1920 as an Instructor. His career took him from the ranks of Assistant Professor, to Associate Professor, and to Professor of Classics and Head of the Department of Classics until 1952. Logan's many activities with the University include his senate membership (1930-48); Member of the Board of Governors (1941-46); Trustee of the B.C. Canteen Fund; Editor, UBC Alumni Chronicle; and, notably, author of the history of the university, Tuum Est (1958). In 1965 Logan was presented with an honorary doctorate in Law by UBC, and he was lauded as "a wise and affectionately regarded teacher whose obvious humanity has been for more than half a century a source of vital inspiration for hundreds of students". During World War I Logan served as a trooper in the King's Colonial Cavalry. He was later with the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and Canadian Machine Gun Corps (1915-18) as, successively, Lieutenant, Captain, and Major. He was mentioned in dispatches and won the Military Cross. In 1919 he prepared the official history of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps. He later commanded the 12th Canadian Machine Gun Brigade, Vancouver (1924-27), and the UBC Contingent, Canadian Officers Training Corps (1928-30), as Lieutenant Colonel. He was in later years always known as "Colonel Logan," or simply "the Colonel."
[adapted from the UBC Archive]


Credit: UBC Archives record 5.1/1788
UBC awarded Logan an honorary degree in 1965
Credit: UBC Archives record 1.1/4450

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