|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Cape Breton—East Richmond
July 8, 1974 – February 18, 1980
|Preceded by||Donald MacInnis (Progressive Conservative)|
|Succeeded by||David Dingwall (Liberal)|
October 28, 1923|
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
|Died||April 10, 2002
Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Occupation||Roman Catholic priest|
Andrew (Andy) Hogan (October 28, 1923 – April 10, 2002) was a Canadian politician and priest. He was the first Roman Catholic priest to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons. He was known more commonly by his informal name: Father Andy.
Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Rev. Hogan received a bachelor's degree from St. Francis Xavier University (St. F.X.), where he became involved in the co-operative movement. St. F.X. was the home of the Antigonish Movement, started by Father Jimmy Tompkins and Rev. Dr. Moses Coady, that put the Rochdale Principles of Co-operation into action in the Maritimes by starting building co-ops, credit unions, co-op farms, etc. Being in the heartland of the co-op movement deeply affected his political views, which eventually led him to the New Democratic Party.
He studied theology at Holy Heart Seminary and was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1949.
As a member of the New Democratic Party, he was elected to the House of Commons from Cape Breton—East Richmond in the 1974 federal election. He was re-elected in 1979. Hogan was defeated in the 1980 federal election, losing to David Dingwall by 294 votes. After the defeat, he never ran for public office again.
- "The Antigonish Movement". St. Francis Xavier University. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-02-14.
- Dexter, Darrell (2002), House of Assembly Debates and Proceedings, 2nd Session, April 10, 2002 (Hansard 01/02-81 ed.), Halifax, Nova Scotia: Hansard Reporting Services, Queen's Printers, p. 8089.
- Canadian Press (2002-04-12), "Priest-MP championed workers", The Globe and Mail, pp. R13[dead link]
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