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Isabel Ann "Andy" Logan was a journalist who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1942 through the 1990s.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1920, she was raised in Lakewood, Ohio and Candler, North Carolina and attendedSwarthmore College (B.A. 1942).

Immediately after graduation Logan was hired by The New Yorker magazine as a "Talk of the Town" reporter. Her early, unsigned pieces for that column chronicled daily life in wartime New York City. In later years, Logan wrote articles about the Nuremberg war crime trials, essays on New York City history and politics, biographical profiles and an annual review of Christmas toys.

In 1943, Logan married Charles S. Lyon, a lawyer who served as deputy chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crime trials. Lyon was later a United States assistant attorney general and a professor at the New York University School of Law. The couple had seven children.

Andy Logan authored two books, The Man Who Robbed the Robber Barons (1965) and Against the Evidence; the Becker-Rosenthal Affair (1970), both concerned with criminal scandals in Gilded Age New York City. In 1969, The New Yorker inaugurated Logan's "Around City Hall" column, which focused on local politics and the mayoralty. In her meticulously researched essays for the column, Logan documented five successive mayoral administrations. At the end of her career Logan was recognized by The York Times as "the dean of the City Hall press corps." Andy Logan died in New York City on November 21, 2000.

From the description of Andy Logan papers, 1923-2000. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615500

Journalist Isabel Ann "Andy" Logan was born February 6, 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was raised in Lakewood, Ohio and Candler, North Carolina. Logan attended Swarthmore College (B.A. 1942) and immediately after graduation was hired by The New Yorker magazine as a "Talk of the Town" reporter. Her early, unsigned pieces for that column chronicled daily life in wartime New York City. In later years, Logan wrote articles about the Nuremberg war crime trials, essays on New York City history and politics, biographical profiles and an annual review of Christmas toys.

In 1943, Logan married Charles S. Lyon, a lawyer who served as deputy chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crime trials. Lyon was later a United States assistant attorney general and a professor at the New York University School of Law. The couple had seven children.

Andy Logan authored two books, The Man Who Robbed the Robber Barons (1965) and Against the Evidence; the Becker-Rosenthal Affair (1970), both concerned with criminal scandals in Gilded Age New York City.

In 1969, The New Yorker inaugurated Logan's "Around City Hall" column, which focused on local politics and the mayoralty. In her meticulously researched essays for the column, Logan documented five successive mayoral administrations. At the end of her career Logan was recognized by The New York Times as "the dean of the City Hall press corps." Andy Logan died in New York City on November 21, 2000.

From the guide to the Andy Logan papers, 1923-2000, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Logan, Andy. Andy Logan papers, 1923-2000. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Andy Logan papers, 1923-2000 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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Mayors--New York (State)--New York
Journalism--20th century
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