David Cleghorn Hogg

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David Cleghorn Hogg JP (1840– 22 August 1914) was a businessman and politician from Victoria Park, Derry, County Londonderry.

Hogg was born in Scotland in 1840 before moving to Ireland. He was a Protestant.


David Hogg and Charles Mitchell built a five-storeyed shirt factory in Great James Street in 1898,[1] since converted into apartments.[2] He was a magistrate.[3] On 7 January 1911 he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of County Londonderry.[4] He remained Lord Lieutenant until his death.

Political career[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6] His victory at Londonderry meant that there were a majority of Ulster MPs (17 to 16) who supported the Liberal government.[7]

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


Hogg died on 22 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.[8]


  1. ^ Culture Northern Ireland: The Shirt Industry
  2. ^ Hogg & Mitchell
  3. ^ "House Of Commons." Times [London, England] 11 June 1913: 13+. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 9 May 2015.
  4. ^ Lieutenants and Lords-Lieutenants (Ireland) 1831-
  5. ^ Siege city: the story of Derry and Londonderry by Brian Lacy
  6. ^ HC Deb 10 June 1913 vol 53 cc1522-1523
  7. ^ "House Of Commons." Times [London, England] 11 June 1913: 13+. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 9 May 2015.
  8. ^ Journal of Liberal History 58 Spring 2008 page 10

External links[edit]

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