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Robert Lynn HOGG

(1893-1973)

HOGG, Robert Lynn, (son of Charles Edgar Hogg), a Representative from West Virginia; born in Point Pleasant, Mason County, W.Va., December 30, 1893; attended the public schools and West Virginia Preparatory School; was graduated from the University of West Virginia at Morgantown in 1914 and from its law department in 1916; was admitted to the bar in 1916 and commenced practice in Point Pleasant, W.Va.; during the First World War he served from 1917-1919 in the Coast Artillery Corps and the Air Sevice; resumed the practice of law in Point Pleasant, W.Va.; prosecuting attorney of Mason County 1921-1924; member of the State senate 1925-1929; elected as a Republican, in a special election, November 4, 1930, to the Seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James A. Hughes; reelected to the Seventy-second Congress and served from November 4, 1930, to March 3, 1933; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Point Pleasant, W.Va.; lawyer for the Association of Life Insurance Presidents, New York City, 1935-1944; executive and vice president of American Life Convention, Chicago, Ill., 1944-1954; senior vice president, advisory counsel, and vice chairman of the board, Equitable Life Assurance Society of United States, from 1954 until retirement in 1960, continuing to serve as a member of its board and executive committee; counsel to a law firm in Charleston, W.Va., 1960-1970; resided in Lewisburg, W.Va.; died in Charlottesville, Va., July 21, 1973; interment in Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant, W.Va.

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

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