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HOGAN, John, politician, born in Mallow, Ireland, 2 January, 1805. He emigrated with his father to the United States in 1817, learned the shoemaking trade in Baltimore, removed to the west in 1826, and opened a store in Madison county, Illinois, in 1831. From 1834 till 1837 he was president of the Illinois board of public works, and in 1836 he was elected to the legislature. He was also elected a member of congress, but did not qualify as such. He held the office of register of the land-office at Dixon, Illinois, from 1841 till 1845, when he settled as a merchant and banker in St. Louis, Missouri In 1857-'61 he was postmaster at St. Louis. He was elected to congress as a Democrat from Missouri in 1864. He is the author of "Thoughts about St. Louis" (St. Louis, 1857); "The Resources of Missouri" (1858); "Sketches of Early Western Pioneers" (1859); and .... History of Western Methodism" (1860).
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