Scavenger in Southie

Literally finding 100 new reasons to love South Boston.

Southie WOD – Day 7 – A Knight in Uniform

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Who is this man?

Although never a pilot himself, this South Boston native, General officer, and lifelong veteran supporter is frequently associated with one of the largest airports in the world.

Who am I talking about?

Answer after the jump…

In June of 1943, the former Massachusetts Air Guard and Army Air Corp was dedicated with its new name. Logan Airport’s (BOS) official name is General Edward Lawrence Logan International airport, and is the 19th busiest in the United States.

The family resided at 560 East Broadway in South Boston, and Logan’s father was president of the “Boston Brewing Company” in Southie. I am still trying to research what happened to this organization, but it is definitely not a predecessor to Sam Adams.

Logan served in both the Spanish-American War and World War I. During WWI, he was Commander of the 101st Infantry regiment in France.

Upon return to Boston, Logan served 25 years as a district judge, served as a Boston city councilor, and also a member of both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Senate. Logan remained an advocate for veterans and completed many charitable projects. He was made Knight of the Order of Malta by Pope Pius.

In 1939 he passed away, and his funeral was held at Gate of Heaven Church, and was attended by a Who’s Who of Boston leaders: State senators, former Massachusetts Governor & Boston Mayor James M. Curley, and former Mayor John F. Fitzgerald.

For more info on General Logan, click here and here.

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