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Michael Joseph Hogan (April 22, 1871 – May 7, 1940) was an American businessman and politician from Brooklyn, New York. A Republican, he was most notable for his service on New York City's board of aldermen and as a U.S. Representative from New York.

Michael J. Hogan
Michael J. Hogan.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – November 27, 1923
Preceded byJames P. Maher
Succeeded byJohn Quayle
Member of the New York City Board of Aldermen from the 42nd District and 36th Districts
In office
1914–1920
Preceded byRobert F. Downing (42nd District)
Succeeded byArthur V. Gorman (36th District)
Personal details
Born(1871-04-22)April 22, 1871
New York City, New York, USA
DiedMay 7, 1940(1940-05-07) (aged 69)
Rockville Centre, New York, USA
Resting placeGreen-wood Cemetery,
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Anna Marie Brittan (m. 1906-1940, his death)
Children2
ProfessionFreight forwarding and trucking

BiographyEdit

Born in New York City, Hogan attended both parochial and public schools, after which he worked in the freight forwarding and trucking industry.[1]

He served as a member of the 13th Regiment, New York National Guard from 1889 to 1898 and advanced through the ranks from private to sergeant.[1] From 1914 to 1920 he served on the New York City Board of Aldermen.[1] He served as delegate to the Republican state conventions in 1914, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1924, and 1926.[2]

He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923).[1] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress.[2]

Hogan was appointed secretary to the Collector of the Port of New York. In 1934, he was arrested and accused of attempting to extort bribes in exchange for aid in obtaining master plumbers' licenses for unqualified individuals.[3] In 1937, Hogan testified for the state in the trial of the accused murderers of Samuel Drukman, and as a result he received a suspended sentence for his role in the license scandal.[4] In 1935, he was accused of accepting bribes to help three Italian immigrants avoid deportation by obtaining U.S. citizenship.[5] Hogan provided false affidavits stating they had arrived before 1924, which would have made them eligible for citizenship, when in fact they arrived after 1924, meaning they were ineligible.[5] Hogan was convicted and sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison.[5]

Death and burialEdit

Hogan died in Rockville Centre, New York, May 7, 1940.[6] He was interred at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.[7]

FamilyEdit

In 1906, Hogan married Anna Marie Brittan.[1] Their children included Annmarie (b. 1907) and Redmond (1910-1990).[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f US Congress Joint Committee on Printing (1922). Official Congressional Directory of the 67th Congress. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office. pp. 72–73 – via HathiTrust.
  2. ^ a b Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office. 1989. p. 1199. ISBN 978-0-1600-6384-8 – via HathiTrust.
  3. ^ "Former Congressman Hogan Gives Self Up". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, NY. August 7, 1934. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Aided State in Drukman Trial; Freed". Daily News. New York, NY. May 22, 1937. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ a b c "Hogan Convicted of Taking Bribes; Ex-Representative Gets Year and a Day in Prison in Naturalization Fraud Case". The New York Times. October 16, 1935. p. 19.
  6. ^ "Death Notice: Michael J. Hogan, Former Representative". Daily News. New York, NY. May 9, 1940. p. 51 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Spencer, Thomas E. (1998). Where They're Buried. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Company. p. 241. ISBN 978-0-8063-4823-0 – via Google Books.

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