HOGAN, John, (1805 - 1892)

HOGAN, John, a Representative from Missouri; born in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland, January 2, 1805; immigrated to the United States in 1817 and settled in Baltimore, Md.; apprenticed to learn the shoemaker’s trade; received a limited schooling; became a licensed Methodist preacher before twenty years of age; went West in 1826 and preached in the Illinois conference; entered general merchandise business in Madison, Ill., in 1831; president of the Illinois Board of Public Works 1834-1837; member of the State house of representatives in 1836; unsuccessful Whig candidate for Congress in 1838; register of the land office at Dixon, Ill., 1841-1845; moved to St. Louis, Mo., and engaged in the wholesale grocery business; postmaster of St. Louis 1857-1861; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867); unsuccessful candidate in 1866 for reelection to the Fortieth Congress; died in St. Louis, Mo., February 5, 1892; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery.