Cordell Logan was born and raised on a cattle ranch in southeastern North Dakota. He received his BS degree at North Dakota State University in Fargo. Then he was in the U.S. Army for about two years, serving in Missouri and Korea. He received his MS degree from Montana State University in Bozeman. Then at Utah State University he received his Ph.D. degree after which he went to the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland (started in Wichita Kansas) for his ND degree. He has been licensed in Utah since 1981 and practiced in the Salt Lake City area. He is a licensed airplane pilot. His wife is from Delta, Utah. They have two sons; Darrell who served a mission in South Korea and Danny in Brazil.