Famous People

Michael Hogan (31 October 1828 – 1899) was an Irish poet. He was known as the “Bard of Thomond”.

He was born in Thomondgate, County Limerick. His father was a wheelwright and musician, who also made the flutes and fiddles that he played. He and his family experienced some of the ravages of the Great Irish Famine (1845–1848), about which he wrote later in life.

Hogan’s first published works appeared the Anglo-Celt, then in the Irishman, the Nation, the Munster News and the Limerick Leader. His first volume of works, Lays and Legends of Thomond, was published in Limerick in 1861. A larger edition, under the same name, was published in Dublin in 1867. He then embarked on issuing a series of satirical publications which lampooned prominent figures in the city. They achieved an enormous circulation and caused a great sensation at the time. He continued publishing similar matter until a new version of his Lays and Legends was published in Dublin in 1880. In 1886 he went to the United States, where he stayed for three years.

A life-size statue of Hogan was erected to his memory at St. John Castle Plaza in Limerick city in 2005.

John Hogan (October 14, 1800 – 1858) John Hoganwas one of Ireland’s greatest sculptors.

Hogan was born on October 14, 1800 in Tallow, Co. Waterford, spent his youth in the city of Cork, Ireland and, in 1812, was placed as clerk to an attorney. Disliking this occupation, he chose to be apprenticed to the architect Sir Thomas Deane, where his talents for drawing and carving were developed. He was sent to Rome where he resided and cultivated his skills for many years.

Hogan’s best known work and masterpiece are the three versions of the statue of The Redeemer in Death or The Dead Christ. Created in flawless Carrara marble, the first version (1829) is located in St. Therese’s Church, Dublin, Ireland, the second (1833) in St. Finbarr’s (South) Church, Cork, Ireland and the third and final version (1854) is located in the Basilica of St. John The Baptist, Newfoundland. Other works by Hogan include the Sleeping Shepherd and The Drunken Faun.

Hogan assured his international reputation in 1829 with The Dead Christ; thereafter, his creations were snapped up by Irish bishops visiting his Rome studio, and Hogan was pronounced by the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorwaldsen as “the best sculptor I leave after me in Rome.”

Carlow Cathedral was started in 1828 and completed in 1833, and was the brain-child of the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, James Doyle (J.K.L.), a prominent champion of Catholic Emancipation, who died the year after the Cathedral was opened and is interred in its walls. A sculpture, by John Hogan, in memorial to the Bishop was finished in 1839.[1]

João Manuel Navarro Hogan (Lisbon, 4 February 1914 — Lisbon, 16 June 1988) was a Portuguese painter and printmaker.

João Manuel Navarro Hogan attended the Academy of Fine Arts for one year and then the National Society of Fine Arts in Lisbon while becoming a wood carver. This job will lead to the production of many woodcuts. His first exhibition was in 1947, in the 7th Exhibition of Modern Art of the national cultural secretary of the time. Afterwards he participated in many national and international exhibitions including the second and fourth São Paulo Art Biennial and in the International Exhibitions of Brussels and Lausanne (1957) along with shows in other places such as Buenos Aires, Tokyo and Capri.

Mainly a landscape painter, his style can be considered as neo-figurative although his synthesis of forms lead a considerable abstract approach to nature depiction. His landscapes are always meditative and silent with an “earthy” feeling within it (often only one quarter of the painting is occupied by the sky) using for example in his preparatory studies close-up photographs of particular rocks that would later form mountains or rocky landscapes.

He was also an important printmaker, especially in woodcut, and giving along with other contemporary artists an impulse to the growth and teaching of this art form, almost forgotten in his time in Portugal. His prints often depict fantastic motifs (sometimes eerie) rather than landscapes.

He is represented in the collections of the National Museum of Contemporary Art of the Gulbenkian Foundation and in the National Museum Soares dos Reis as well as in several private collections.

Martin Francis Hogan (October 25, 1869 – August 15, 1923), Marty Hogannicknamed “The Indianapolis Ringer”, was an Anglo-American right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1894) and St. Louis Browns (1894–1895). After leaving the National League, Hogan moved on to the minor league Indianapolis Hoosiers. Some sources suggest he set a national baserunning record in the 1890s.

Hogan was born to Patrick J. Hogan, Sr., and his wife, the former Margaret Gillen, in the West Midlands industrial town of Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England. When he was still a child, his parents, both natives of Ireland, relocated the family from England to Youngstown, Ohio, a steel-production center near the Pennsylvania border. Although Hogan is routinely identified as Anglo-American (given his English birth), baseball historians Joel Zoss and John Bowman wrote that he probably regarded himself as an Irish American.

When his playing career ended, he worked as a minor league baseball manager in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. As a manager, Hogan groomed several pitchers who excelled in the major leagues. He signed future stars Stan Coveleski and Sam Jones to their first professional contracts and helped launch the career of Roy Castleton, the first native of Utah to play in the major leagues.

In 1912, Hogan was among a select group of veteran managers invited to participate in the United States Baseball League, which was treated by the baseball establishment as an “outlaw league”. For reasons that are unclear, he did not actually manage a franchise in the short-lived alternative league and resumed his career as a minor league manager. Hogan eventually settled in his adopted hometown of Youngstown, Ohio, where he died in 1923.

F William Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 – July 25, 1997)Ben Hogan Golf was an American professional golfer, generally considered one of the greatest players in the history of the game.[1] Born within six months of two other acknowledged golf greats of the twentieth century, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson, Hogan is notable for his profound influence on the golf swing theory and his legendary ball-striking ability, for which he remains renowned among players and fans.

His nine career professional major championships tie him (with Gary Player) for fourth all-time, trailing only Jack Nicklaus (18), Tiger Woods (14) and Walter Hagen (11). Furthermore, he is one of only five golfers to have won all four major championships currently open to professionals (the Masters Tournament, the British Open, the U.S. Open, and the PGA Championship), the other four being Gene Sarazen, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

Born in Stephenville, Texas, he was the third and youngest child of Chester and Clara (Williams) Hogan. His father was a blacksmith and the family lived ten miles southwest in Dublin until 1921, when they moved 70 miles (112 km) northeast to Fort Worth.

Hogan dropped out of Central High School (R.L. Paschal High School) during the final semester of his senior year, and became a professional golfer at the Texas Open in San Antonio in late January 1930, more than six months shy of his eighteenth birthday.

By most accounts, Ben Hogan was the best golfer of his era, and still stands as one of the greatest of all time. “The Hawk” possessed fierce determination and an iron will, which combined with his unquestionable golf skills, formed an aura which could intimidate opponents into competitive submission. In Scotland, Hogan was known as “The Wee Ice Man”, or, in some versions, “Wee Ice Mon,” a moniker earned during his famous British Open victory at Carnoustie in 1953. It is a reference to his steely and seemingly nerveless demeanor, itself a product of a golf swing he had built that was designed to perform better the more pressure he put it under. Hogan rarely spoke during competition, and there are numerous anecdotes about Hogan’s sparse but pithy remarks. Hogan was also highly respected by fellow competitors for his superb course management skills. During his peak years, he rarely if ever attempted a shot in competition which he had not thoroughly honed in practice.

“Dapper” Danny Hogan (ca. 1880 – December 4, 1928) was a charismatic underworld figure and boss of Saint Paul, Minnesota’s Irish Mob during Prohibition. Due to his close relationships with the officers of the deeply corrupt St. Paul Police Department, Hogan was able to act as a go between, overseeing the notorious O’Connor System.

Known as the “Smiling Peacemaker” to local police officials, Police Chief John “The Big Fellow” O’Connor of Saint Paul allowed criminals and fugitives to operate in the city as long as they checked in with police, paid a small bribe and promised not to kill, kidnap, or rob within city limits.

Michael Hogan (1896–1920) was a Gaelic footballer, and one-time Captain of the Tipperary GAA team. He was a member of the Irish Volunteers and was born in the Grangemockler area of Co. Tipperary.

Hogan took part in a challenge match between Tipperary and Dublin at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday (1920), November 21, 1920. The day before, he travelled on the train with the other members of the team. A number of the players, including Hogan, became involved in a fight with soldiers from the Lincolnshire Regiment before throwing them from the train. On arrival at (Kingsbridge) Heuston Station, they quickly went their separate ways anticipating arrest. Michael and Thomas Ryan, the two IRA members on the team, decided to stay at Philip Shanahan’s pub in Monto that night, rather than Barry’s Hotel as planned. There they learned that ‘there was a ‘big job coming off’ the following day, but were unaware of the details. The following morning, Phil Shanahan informed them of the shooting of British agents. Ryan claims that Dan Breen advised them it would be better not to attend the match, but to return instead to Tipperary .[1] During the match, police entered the Park and opened fire on the crowd. Hogan was one of the 14 people killed. A young Wexford man offered the Act of Contrition to Hogan and was also killed. Another player, Jim Egan, was wounded, but survived.

Hogan’s name was given posthumously to the Hogan Stand at Croke Park, built in 1924.

Other notable Hogans include:

Allan Hogan (born 1943), Australian journalist

Anni Hogan (born 1961), British musician and composer

Brigid Hogan-O’Higgins (born “Hogan” 1932), Irish politician

Daniel Hogan (died 1818), American naval seaman, namesake of the USS Hogan (DD-178)

Hector Hogan (1931–1960), Australian Olympic athlete

James P. Hogan (writer) (born 1941), British science fiction author

John Hogan (North Carolina) (1745–1810), American Revolutionary War soldier and politician

John Hogan (VC) (1884–1943), English First World War soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross

John Baptist Hogan (1829–1901), Irish-French Catholic theologian and educator

John Vincent Lawless Hogan (1890–1960) American electrical engineer responsible for early advances in radio broadcasting technology

J. Paul Hogan (born 1919), American chemist, inventor of polyethylene

Joseph Lloyd Hogan (1916–2000), American Roman Catholic bishop[1]

Moses Hogan (1957–2003), American composer and arranger of choral music

Patrick Hogan (Ceann Comhairle) (1886–1969), Irish Labour party politician, represented Clare

Patrick Hogan (Farmers Party) (fl. early 20th century), Irish Farmers Party politician, represented Limerick in the 1920s

Paul Hogan (born 1939), Australian actor

Peter Hogan (fl. late 20th century), British comics writer

P. J. Hogan (born 1962), Australian film director

Robert Hogan (psychologist) (fl. 20th century), American psychologist known for his work in personality testing and assessment