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Charles Edgar HOGG

(1852-1935)

HOGG, Charles Edgar, (father of Robert Lynn Hogg), a Representative from West Virginia; born on a farm near Point Pleasant, Mason County, Va. (now West Virginia), December 21, 1852; attended the common schools at Locust Grove, Carleton College, Racine, Ohio, and was graduated from Oldham & Hawe’s Business College, Pomeroy, Ohio, in 1869; taught school and was employed as a bookkeeper 1870-1873; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Point Pleasant, W.Va.; county superintendent of free schools of Mason County 1875-1879; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1889); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1888; resumed the practice of law in Point Pleasant, W.Va.; became affiliated with the Republican Party in 1900; dean of the College of Law of West Virginia University at Morgantown 1906-1913; author of several works on legal procedure; died in Point Pleasant, W.Va., June 14, 1935; interment in Lone Oak Cemetery.

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

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