Biography of James H. Hogan
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Hogan, James Henry, the present alderman of the Second ward, was born in Elmira, June 19, 1866, a son of the late Dennis Hogan, who came from Ireland in 1849, working for the Northern Central Railroad for twenty three years. He died in 1888 aged sixty nine years. James H. graduated from graded school No. 5, of Elmira, and was thereafter employed by the Union News Company, having in all worked about eight years for that concern. From 1884 to 1889 he had charge of the company's business at that point. In March, 1889, at the age of but twenty two, he was elected alderman, being the youngest of that body ever elected to the office. He has always been a Democrat. He is a member of the Catholic Church, is recording secretary of the Liberal League, and is one of the proprietors of the Paragon Hotel. Mr. Hogan in 1888 led the movement to throw off the ring rule of the politics of the wards, and as the leader of the "Forty one" Club succeeded in changing the powers.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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