From MONTANA: Its Story and Biography. A History of Aboriginal and Territorial Montana and Three Decades of Statehood. Under the editorial supervision of Tom Stout. Volume II. The American Historical Society: Chicago and New York, 1921. Pages 371-372.


T. S. Hogan. 
Endowed with excellent business and executive ability, T. S. Hogan, who now owns and occupies one of the most highly improved ranches of Yellowstone County, it being situated six miles south of Huntley, has achieved distinction as a man of affairs, having attained prominence not only as an attorney and a statesman but as a successful and progressive agriculturist. A native of Wisconsin, he was born at Chippewa Falls December 23, 1869, and was there reared and educated.

   John Hogan, his father, was born in Tipperary, Ireland, in 1831. Immigrating to the United States in early manhood, he located first in Cleveland [sic], Ohio, where he followed his trade of a stone mason for a time. Ambitious to better his fortunes and to become permanently settled in life, he followed the pioneer's trail to Wisconsin in 1859 [sic], and having there obtained title to a tract of land was subsequently engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death, which occurred there in 1905 [sic]. He was a faithful adherent of the democratic party, and a member of the Roman Catholic church. He married, in Cleveland [sic], Ohio, Bridget A'Hern, who was born in Waterford, Ireland, and is now a resident of Aberdeen, Washington. Seven [sic] children were born of their union, as follows: Mary, wife of James P. Sheehey, a cotton grower in San Antonio, Texas; P. R., who is engaged in the lumber business at Aberdeen, Washington; M. E., a lumber dealer in Troy, Montana; J. C., a well-known attorney of Aberdeen, Washington; William, who resides at Spokane, Washington, where he has extensive mining interests; Amelia, wife of D. J. Manning, a prosperous farmer of Hysham, Montana; and T. S., the special subject of this brief personal notice.

   Acquiring his elementary education at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, T. S. Hogan was graduated from the high school with the class of 1886, and for three years thereafter taught school in his native county. Migrating westward in 1889, he spent a year in Aberdeen, Washington, being variously employed while there. In 1890 he became a resident of Montana, and for a year did general work in the mines at Butte. In 1891 Mr. Hogan began work in the silver belt, at Anaconda, Montana, and subsequesntly was for three years employed in refining gold and silver for the Anaconda Company.

   Taking an active part in public affairs, Mr. Hogan was elected secretary of state in 1896, and served most faithfully in that capacity for four years, his residence during that time having been in Helena. In 1901 he returned to Butte, and, having been admitted to the Montana Bar in 1900, while secretary of state, he began the practice of law, which he had read to advantage in early manhood, and continued in practice there for four years. Removing to Billings, Yellowstone County, in 1905, he there continued the practice of his profession seven years, building up an extensive and lucrative patronage. In the meantime Mr. Hogan purchased 4,000 acres of land lying six miles south of Huntley, and has since devoted his time and attention to its improvement, having one of the finest and most valuable grain and stock ranches in the county.

   An independent democrat in politics, radical in his views, and honest in the expression of his opinions, Mr. Hogan is influential in matters concerning the public, and for four years served as state senator, from 1914 until 1918. While thus occupied he was a member of several committees of importance, including among others the judiciary, capital and labor, agriculture and insurance. He also introduced the Workmen's Compensation Law, which has been incorporated on the statute books of Montana. Ever loyal to his constituents, he looked after their interests while in the senate with rare fidelity, using the same good judgment in the management of public affairs that he did in his private dealings.

   At Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in 1893, Mr. Hogan was united in marriage with Miss Kathryn Donovan, a daughter of John and Mary (Manning) Donovan, pioneer settlers of Chippewa Falls, where both spent their last years, dying on the farm they redeemed from its original wilderness. Six children have blessed the union of Mr. and Mrs. Hogan, namely: Emmett V., born April 24, 1897, was graduated from the Billings High School, after which he continued his studies at the State University in Bozeman, and now has charge of all the stock on the home ranch; Mary T., born in 1900, is a graduate of the Billings High School; Fred T., born in 1902, assists his father on the ranch; Ruth, born in 1904; Maureen, born in 1906; and Helen, born in 1909.


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