Joseph Pendleton HOGE, Congress, IL (1810-1891)


HOGE, Joseph Pendleton, a Representative from Illinois; born in Steubenville, Ohio, December 15, 1810; attended the common schools and was graduated from Jefferson College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1836; moved to Illinois and located in Galena in 1836 and practiced law; held several local offices; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; resumed the practice of law in Galena; moved to California in 1853 and continued the practice of his profession; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1869; president of the State constitutional convention in 1878 and of the board of freeholders in 1880; judge of the superior court from January 1, 1889, until his death in San Francisco, Calif., August 14, 1891; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present