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William HOGAN

(1792-1874)

HOGAN, William, a Representative from New York; born in the parish of St. Paul’s Covent Garden, London, England, July 17, 1792; as a young man went with his father to Cape Colony; immigrated to the United States in 1803 with his parents, who settled in New York City; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Columbia College, New York City, in 1811; served in the War of 1812 and fought in the Battle of Plattsburg on Clinton’s staff; studied law; was admitted to the bar but did not engage in practice; member of the State assembly in 1822 and 1823; county judge of Franklin County 1829-1837; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1832 to the Twenty-third Congress; was appointed examiner of claims on March 30, 1855, and subsequently became a translator in the Department of State at Washington, D.C., serving until October 8, 1869; died in Washington, D.C., November 25, 1874; interment in Trinity Church Cemetery, New York City.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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