Logan, John Daniel

John Daniel Logan, writer, teacher (b at Antigonish, NS 2 May 1869; d at Milwaukee, Wis 24 Jan 1929). Though engaging in many occupations during his life and publishing poetry, literary and music criticism, literary history and composition texts, Logan is probably most renowned for his claim to have taught the first university course on Canadian literature (at Acadia in 1915) and for a ferocious battle he conducted with Archibald MacMechan of Dalhousie about the teaching of Canadian literature there. A brilliant student, completing BA, MA and PhD degrees, he worked in advertising, archives and journalism as well as teaching for many years in American colleges and universities.