Logan T. Ludwig
Deputy Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus
Logan Ludwig was born on December 23, 1946 in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, a Masters degree from the University of Missouri, and a PhD from St. Louis University.
In 1972, Ludwig joined the Order in Louisiana, MO, transferred to Bonne Terre Council 1088 when he moved to Farmington, MO, and served in most of the chair offices and was grand knight before serving as district deputy. He moved to Illinois in 1986 to accept a position with Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., and continued his involvement with the Knights of Columbus. He became an Illinois district deputy, state Newman chair, new council development director, state membership director, and general program director, before moving into the state elected offices of state advocate, state treasurer, state secretary, and state deputy from 2003 to 2004. As Illinois new council development director, he established 17 new councils in a single year and 25 total councils within two years. He has been a member of the Knights of Columbus Board of Directors since 2007 and was named supreme treasurer in 2011.
As 47th Illinois State Deputy, Ludwig established the Illinois K of C Academy to educate and train member Knights. He also initiated the Illinois Spirit Award that permitted councils to establish their own benchmarks for an award. He strengthened relationships with the Illinois Special Olympics program and the Order's insurance agents, and became the first Illinois State Deputy to achieve the Supreme Council Circle of Honor Award for two consecutive years based solely on membership growth.
In his professional life, Ludwig served as president of three international associations, where he received numerous professional recognition awards. He is a Fellow and Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals and served as Associate Provost for Loyola University Health Sciences for nearly 26 years. He also served as an Adjunct Professor for Dominican University and as Vice President for Loyola Federal Employees Credit Union.
Logan and his wife, Ina, have four children and two granddaughters.