Benjamin F. Logan

Benjamin F. Logan
Coahoma, TX, USA
Death date
Associated organizations
Bell Labs


Benjamin Franklin Logan Jr. was born on June 6, 1927, in Coahoma, TX. He attended Texas Technical College and was later employed as a research assistant at MIT. Logan earned a masters degree in 1956, and accepted a position at Bell Labs. He received from Columbia University in 1965. Logan patented a device that reduced echoes over telephone lines with John Kelly. With Lawrence Shepp, Logan devised mathematical methods to interpret CT scan data into accurate images.

Logan began playing with a country band in 1947 and wrote several songs including “Diamond Joe” and “Christmas Time’s a-Comin’”, both covered by several prominent country artists.

Logan died on April 24th, 2015.