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Charles E. Hogg

Charles Edgar Hogg was a lawyer and Democratic politician from West Virginia. He was born on a farm near Point Pleasant, Mason County, Virginia (now West Virginia) on December 21, 1852. He was elected in 1886 to the 50th United States Congress. He died in Point Pleasant, West Virginia on June 14, 1935. His son was congressman Robert Lynn Hogg.

He attended the common schools at Locust Grove, Carleton College, Racine, Ohio. He graduated from Oldham & Hawe’s Business College, Pomeroy, Ohio in 1869. He taught school and worked as a bookkeeper from 1870 to 1873. He was admitted to the bar in 1875 and entered practice in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. He served as county superintendent of free schools of Mason County from 1875 to 1879.

He won election as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1889). His candidacy for renomination in 1888 was unsuccessful. He returned to his law practice in Point Pleasant. In 1900, he affiliated with the Republican Party. He served as a dean of the College of Law of West Virginia University at Morgantown from 1906 to 1913. He authored several works on legal procedure. He died in Point Pleasant, West Virginia on June 14, 1935 and was buried in Lone Oak Cemetery.


Preceded by
Eustace Gibson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
James M. Jackson

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