|Posted:||February 4, 2013 02:19 PM|
|From:||Representative Garth D. Everett|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Designating a Lycoming County Bridge as the "George E. Logue, Sr. Memorial Bridge"|
|I plan to introduce legislation that will designate a bridge that carries State Route 973 over Loyalsock Creek in Lycoming County to a dynamic man named George E. Logue, Sr.
Mr. Logue was born on January 30, 1927, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and passed away at 85 years of age on October 30, 2012. He received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from Penn State in 1951 and served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1944-45. Mr. Logue began his career at International Harvester in Huntsville, Missouri, as head of Research and Development but found that he preferred the challenge of inventing and construction. In 1957 he launched his own construction contracting business, George E. Logue, Inc., which specialized in fabricated specialized parts and the development of new designs. As a result of his ingenuity, he holds five United States patents for heavy construction equipment and dump truck bodies. In 1984, he sold the remaining construction portion of his business and renamed the manufacturing division as Logue Industries.
Mr. Logue was a known engineering innovator who was contracted by the U.S. Navy to develop a remotely controlled surface and subsurface vehicle. He was also known for his efforts to memorialize the crew of World War II submarine, the USS Wahoo, which was lost in 1943 in the Sea of Japan. His brother, Robert, was a crew member of the submarine. Mr. Logue donated land for a monument in Williamsport, PA, and traveled to Japan to dedicate a peace memorial for the lost submarine.
Please join me in honoring Mr. Logue, his wife, 10 children and 36 grandchildren by designating the State Route 973 bridge as the “George E. Logue, Sr. Memorial Bridge.”
Introduced as HB987