HOGE, Joseph Pendleton (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.

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Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Petition to James K. Polk, 1846, 1 item.
Includes a petition from the Illinois congressional delegation to request that Jacob B. Backenstos be appointed captain of a new regiment to be raised in their state. Joseph P. Hoge is among the Members of Congress who signed the petition.