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February 7, 1921 - January 27, 2000

Edward Joseph Logue was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 7, 1921. His career includes work as a lawyer, political aide, urban planner and administrator in New Haven, Boston, and New York state, political candidate for mayor of Boston (1967), president and chief executive officer of the Urban Development Corporation, and president of the South Bronx Redevelopment Organization, Inc. Logue graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1942; LL.B., 1947). He authored many articles and speeches on urban topics, consulted on redevelopment projects around the world, and taught urban planning seminars at several colleges and universities. Logue died on January 27, 2000. The papers consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, designs, photographs, audio tapes, clippings, printed material and miscellanea documenting the personal life and professional career of Edward J. Logue, lawyer, politician, and urban planner and administrator. Urban planning materials detail his activity in New Haven, Boston, and New York state. Student papers document Logue's life as a Yale University undergraduate and law student (1939-1942; 1945-1947). Copies of Ambassador Chester Bowles's correspondence reflect Logue's role in the foreign service and U.S.-Indian relations. Extensive office files for New Haven and Boston redevelopment work (1954-1967) detail Logue's pioneer work in modern urban planning and provide documentation on the political, business, social, and cultural development of these cities. Urban Development Corporation files provide similar documentation for Logue's work in New York state. Boston mayoral files and scrapbooks include additional documentation on Logue's political career,his redevelopment work, and the city of Boston.