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Earl Lee Hogan
Earl L. Hogan (Indiana Congressman).jpg
From 1959's Pocket Congressional Directory of the 86th Congress
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1961
Preceded byEarl Wilson
Succeeded byEarl Wilson
Personal details
Born(1920-03-13)March 13, 1920
Hope, Indiana, U.S.
DiedJune 3, 2007(2007-06-03) (aged 87)
Hope, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army Air Corps
Years of service1940-1945

Earl Lee Hogan (March 13, 1920 – June 3, 2007) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana. He was born and died in Hope, Indiana.

Early life

Hogan attended public school in Burney, Indiana[1] and later, Indiana University and the University of Kentucky.

As World War II approached Hogan enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps (1940) and remained in the service until 1945. He saw action as bombardier on the B-17 Flying Fortress, eventually receiving a Distinguished Flying Cross, a Purple Heart, and an Air Medal with three Oak Clusters.[2]

Postwar career

Returning from military service, Hogan was appointed Deputy Sheriff of Bartholomew County, Indiana (1946–50), then successfully ran for Sheriff of the same county for two terms (1950–58).[2]

Approaching the end of his second term as Sheriff, Hogan chose to run as a Democrat for the US House of Representatives, representing the Indiana Ninth District (1958). He was successful, and served in the 86th Session (January 1959 – 1961). After losing a re-election bid in 1960, he remained in Washington D.C.

He served as assistant to the administrator of the Farmers Home Administration in 1961. He served as assistant to the administrator of the Rural Electric Administration from 1961-62. He served as Midwest field representative in the Office of Rural Areas Development from 1962-66. He served as Rural development specialist from 1966–70, special projects representative from 1971–75, chief of business and industrial loan division from 1975–80, all in Farmers Home Administration.[3]

In 1966 Hogan also returned to Indiana State government service, serving as the secretary of the Indiana State Rural Development Committee from 1966 to 1980. He served as chairman of the State advisory board, Indiana Green Thumb, Inc. from 1975-82.

Personal life

He was married to Alma Guy Benthal who died in 2000. Hogan died in 2007, aged 87. He was survived by six children, eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.


  1. ^ Biodata,; accessed September 10, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Congressional Record, Volume 153, Part 11, June 6, 2007 to June 15, 2007. Government Printing Office.
  3. ^ "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Hogan". Retrieved 2018-12-30.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Earl Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Earl Wilson
This page was last edited on 16 May 2019, at 08:12
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