Monday, October 7, 2013

MWPC Remembers Founding Member Polly Logan. “Grand Dame” of Republican Party Dies in New Jersey Home at Age of 88

Boston – Former Republican National Committeewoman Polly (Paula) Logan died on Monday September 30th at age 88 in New Jersey. MWPC was deeply saddened to hear of Logan’s passing, and the world will greatly miss such a strong woman who stood up for what she believed in for the greater good of her community. Logan was a founding member of the MWPC and played an active role in politics in Massachusetts and across the nation for decades.

Logan was a long time Republican who devoted her life to public service. She was known for speaking her mind, even against her own party in regard to a wide variety of disputed issues. She was an ardent supporter of reproductive health rights and the Equal Rights Amendment. For many years Logan was the Republican state committeewoman from Cohasset. Logan was also a mentor to many politicians including, Governor Deval Patrick, who noted her as one of the reasons he entered the political arena.

Logan was one of the founding members of MWPC and served on the Advisory Board for a number of years. In 1992, Logan was honored with the Abigail Adams Award from the MWPC. Logan created the Polly Logan Fund at the University of Massachusetts Boston that provides funding for research on public policy issues affecting women and allows for visiting professors in this field.

“Polly Logan was a dear friend to the MWPC, and leaves a remarkable imprint on all aspects of this organization,” MWPC Executive Director Prit Rao remarked. “Polly played an important role in ensuring women had a voice at the table. We are deeply sadenned by the news of her passing.”

Information about memorial services for Logan are not available at this time.