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HOGE, Solomon La Fayette, member of congress, born in Logan county; Ohio, about 1837. He was graduated at the Cincinnati law college in 1859, and practised at Bellefontaine. He entered the army in 1861 as 1st lieutenant of Ohio volunteers, was promoted captain, and was severely wounded at the second battle of Bull Run. He was twice brevetted for gallantry in battle, and on 23 February, 1866, received the commission of 2d lieutenant in the 6th regular infantry. He was promoted 1st lieutenant on 28 July, 1866, but resigned in 1868 and removed to South Carolina, where he took an active part in the reconstruction movement. He was elected an associate judge of the state supreme court, and afterward to congress, serving from December, 1869, till March, 1871, and again from 6 December, 1875, till 3 March, 1877. He was comptroller-general of South Carolina in 1874-'5.
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