Andrew Hogan

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Andrew Hogan
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Cape Breton—East Richmond
In office
July 8, 1974 – February 18, 1980
Preceded by Donald MacInnis (Progressive Conservative)
Succeeded by David Dingwall (Liberal)
Personal details
Born (1923-10-28)October 28, 1923
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
Died April 10, 2002(2002-04-10) (aged 78)
Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
Political party New Democratic Party
Occupation Roman Catholic priest
Religion Roman Catholic

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.

Brief biography[edit]

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,[1] 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.[1] Being in the heartland of the co-op movement deeply affected his political views, which eventually led him to the New Democratic Party.[2]

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.

In 2002, Hogan died in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia after a long illness.[3]


  1. ^ a b "The Antigonish Movement". St. Francis Xavier University. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-02-14. 
  2. ^ 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 .
  3. ^ Canadian Press (2002-04-12), "Priest-MP championed workers", The Globe and Mail, pp. R13 [dead link]

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