John Hogan (Missouri)

John Hogan (Missouri Congressman)

John Hogan (January 2, 1805 – February 5, 1892) was a United States Representative from Missouri. Born in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland, he immigrated to the United States in 1817 and settled in Baltimore. He was apprenticed to learn the shoemaker’s trade, received a limited schooling, became a licensed Methodist preacher before twenty years of age, and went West in 1826 and preached in the Illinois conference. He entered the general merchandise business in Madison, Illinois in 1831, was president of the Illinois Board of Public Works from 1834 to 1837, and was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives in 1836.

Hogan was an unsuccessful Whig candidate for Congress in 1838, and was register of the land office at Dixon, Illinois from 1841 to 1845. He moved to St. Louis, Missouri and engaged in the wholesale grocery business; he was postmaster of St. Louis from 1857 to 1861. Hogan was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867), and was an unsuccessful candidate in 1866 for reelection to the Fortieth Congress. He died in St. Louis in 1892 and was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Knox
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
William A. Pile