Hogan was born in Hope, Indiana. He attended public school in Burney, Indiana. He attended Indiana University and the University of Kentucky. As World War II approached Hogan enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps (1940) and remained in the service until 1945. He saw action as bombardier on the B-17 Flying Fortress, eventually receiving a Distinguished Flying Cross, a Purple Heart, and an Air Medal with three Oak Clusters.
Approaching the end of his second term as Sheriff, Hogan chose to run as a Democrat for the US House of Representatives, representing the Indiana Ninth District (1958). He was successful, and served in the 86th Session (January 1959-1961). After losing a re-election bid in 1960, he remained in Washington D.C. He served as assistant to the administrator of the Farmers Home Administration in 1961. He served as assistant to the administrator of the Rural Electric Administration from 1961 to 1962. He served as Midwest field representative in the Office of Rural Areas Development from 1962 to 1966. He served as Rural development specialist from 1966 to 1970, special projects representative from 1971 to 1975, chief of business and industrial loan division from 1975 to 1980, all in Farmers Home Administration.
In 1966 Hogan also returned to Indiana State government service, serving as the secretary of the Indiana State Rural Development Committee from 1966 to 1980. He served as chairman of the State advisory board, Indiana Green Thumb, Inc. from 1975 to 1982.
He was married to Alma Guy Benthal who died in 2000. Hogan died in Hope, Indiana in 2007, at age 87. He left six children, Roger, Terry, Richard, Robert, Patricia and Nancy. He had eight grandchildren, Justin, Kelly, Connor, Zachary, Emma, Katelyn and two great grandchildren, Jaydon and Janessa.
- http://www.politicalgraveyard.com/bio/hogan.html Political Graveyard website, accessed 10 Sept. 2009
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