Joseph P. Hoge

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Joseph Pendleton Hoge (December 15, 1810 - August 14, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Steubenville, Ohio, Hoge attended the common schools and was graduated from Jefferson College (now Washington & Jefferson College. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1836. He moved to Illinois and located in Galena in 1836 and practiced law. Held several local offices.

Hoge was elected by the Illinois's 6th congressional district as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1846. He resumed the practice of law in Galena. He moved to California in 1853 and continued the practice of his profession. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1869. He served as president of the State constitutional convention in 1878 and of the board of freeholders in 1880. He served as judge of the superior court from January 1, 1889, until his death in San Francisco, California, August 14, 1891. He was interred in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
New District
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 6th congressional district

1843–1847
Succeeded by
Thomas J. Turner (D)

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