John W. Hogan
In early life, he moved to Watertown, New York and began to practice law there. When Denis O'Brien, also of Watertown, was elected New York State Attorney General in 1883, Hogan went with him to Albany, New York, as his Deputy. For 12 years, Hogan served under successive administrations. In 1896, he resumed the practice of law at Syracuse, New York in the firm of Hancock, Hogan, Beach & Devine (predecessor to Hancock and Estabrook). In 1906, he became a member of the New York State Board of Charities.