Timothy Sylvester Hogan (politician)

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Timothy Sylvester Hogan
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Timothy Hogan, c. 1912
Ohio Attorney General
In office
Preceded by Ulysses Denman
Succeeded by Edward Turner
Personal details
Born (1864-06-11)June 11, 1864
Jackson County, Ohio
Died December 8, 1926(1926-12-08) (aged 62)
Columbus, Ohio
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Collins (1891-1905)
Mary Deasy (1908-1925)
Alma mater Ohio University
Occupation Lawyer

Timothy Sylvester Hogan (June 11, 1864 – December 8, 1926) was a Democratic politician in the U.S. state of Ohio who served as Ohio Attorney General from 1911–1915.


Timothy S. Hogan was born on a farm in Jackson County, Ohio. Both his parents were born in County Kerry, Ireland, and immigrated to America in 1850. The father died in 1894 and the mother in 1897.[1] Hogan attended the public schools of Jackson County, and the Ohio Normal University in Ada, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in 1889, and taught school for fourteen years.[1]

Hogan began home study of law after a fellow teacher presented him a copy of Blackstone. He was admitted to the bar in 1894, and began a practice at Wellston, Ohio. His first case was a man charged with murder. He gained an acquittal, and, at once, a lucrative practice. He lost one murder case in his career when he unsuccessfully defended John William Tracey in Dec 1910. Ironically this was his last case before becoming Ohio Attorney General.[1]

In 1896, Hogan was a candidate for Ohio's 10th congressional district, but lost to Republican Lucien J. Fenton.[2] In 1908, he was nominated for Ohio Attorney General, but failed in the general election. In 1910, and in 1912 by a larger plurality, he was elected Attorney General and re-elected.[1] He lost election to the United States Senate in 1914.

In 1891 Hogan married Mary Collins of Washington Court House, Ohio. They had two sons and two daughters. One child died prior to Mrs. Hogan's death in 1905. Hogan married again in 1908, to Mary L. Deasy of Cincinnati, Ohio, and had two sons and a daughter.[1] One of the two sons with Mary Deasy was Federal judge Timothy Sylvester Hogan, who was born in Wellston in 1909 and died in 1989.

Hogan died of pernicious anemia in 1926.[3][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Mercer, James K (1913). Ohio Legislative History: 1909-1913. Columbus: Edward T Miller. pp. 177–178.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio. I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company. p. 694.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Death Summons Timothy Hogan", Lima News, Wednesday, December 08, 1926, Lima, Ohio, United States of America
  4. "Dead. Timothy Hogan", Sandusky Star Journal, Wednesday, December 08, 1926, Sandusky, Ohio, United States Of America
Legal offices
Preceded by
Ulysses Denman
Ohio Attorney General
1911 – 1915
Succeeded by
Edward C. Turner