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Hoge, Joseph P.


15 Dec. 1810–14 Aug. 1891. Lawyer, judge, politician. Born in Steubenville, Jefferson Co., Ohio. Son of David Hoge and Jane Scott. Graduated from Jefferson College, in Washington, Washington Co., Pennsylvania. Admitted to Ohio bar, 1836. Moved to Galena, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, by ca. Dec. 1835. Married Octavia M. Brailey, 20 Sept. 1841, in Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois. Served as U.S. representative from Illinois, 1843–1847. Practiced law with Samuel M. Wilson, 1846–1853, in Galena. In 1853, moved to San Francisco, and continued law practice with Samuel M. Wilson until 1864. Served as president of California constitutional convention, 1878; president of board of freeholders, 1880; and judge of superior court, 1889–1891. Died in San Francisco.