David Cleghorn Hogg

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David Cleghorn Hogg (c 1840-1914) was a businessman and politician from Victoria Park, Derry, County Londonderry.


David Hogg and Charles Mitchell built a five-storeyed shirt factory in Great James Street in 1898,[1] since converted into apartments.[2]

On 7 January 1911 he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of County Londonderry.[3]

James Hamilton, Marquis of Hamilton succeeded to the Dukedom of Abercorn, resulting in the Londonderry City by-election, 1913. Hogg was nominated as a Liberal and received the support of the Catholic clergy, despite being a 73 year old Protestant.[4] He defeated the Unionist candidate Hercules Arthur Pakenham by 57 votes

According to Hogg's sole speech in the House of Commons, his election address declared that he was a Liberal in favour of Home Rule for Ireland, but he had not canvassed for votes.[5]

Hogg died in August 1914, leading to the Londonderry City by-election, 1914. Hogg was the last Liberal MP elected in Ireland in a contested election; his successor Sir James Brown Dougherty was the last elected, but was unopposed.[6]

Election results[edit]

Londonderry City by-election, 1913


Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Cleghorn Hogg 2,699 50.5 +50.5
Irish Unionist Hercules Arthur Pakenham 2,642 49.5 -1.6
Majority 57 1.0 n/a
Liberal gain from Irish Unionist Swing n/a


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James, Marquess of Hamilton
Member of Parliament for Londonderry City
Succeeded by
James Brown Dougherty