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William Edmond Logan

Sir William Edmond Logan (1798-1875) was a Canadian geologist.

Logan was born in Montreal, Quebec on April 20, 1798. He started teaching himself geology in 1831, at the age of 33. His abilities as a geologist were noticed, and in 1842 he was asked to establish the Geological Survey of Canada[?].

Over his illustrious career he received 22 medals including the Legion of Honor from Emperor Napoleon III of France in 1855 and a knighthood from Queen Victoria of England in 1856.

He died on June 22, 1875, in Wales and was interred in the churchyard in the village of Cilgerran[?].

The highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan, was named after him.



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