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James Stephen Hogg

Hogg, James Stephen, 1851–1906, governor of Texas (1891–95), b. Cherokee co., Tex. He was admitted (1875) to the Texas bar, and was county attorney (1879–81), district attorney (1881–85), and state attorney general (1887–91). As soon as he became (1891) governor of Texas, Hogg established (1891) a state railroad commission with broad powers of regulation and then successfully pushed through other sweeping economic reforms. He was reelected governor of Texas in 1893. He retired from political life in 1895 to practice law.

See his addresses and state papers, ed. by R. C. Cotner (1951).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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