Admitted to the Rhode Island bar in 1917, immediately following his graduation from one of the leading law schools of Washington, District of Columbia, Mr. Hogan deferred the start of his active career as a lawyer for almost two years, in order to serve during this period with the United States Army during the World War. Having received his honorable discharge in 1919, he established himself in the practice of his profession in Providence and became affiliated with one of the leading Providence law firms. More recently, since 1924, he has been the senior member of the law firm of Hogan & Hogan, the junior partner being his brother, Laurence J. Hogan. He is regarded as a very able and resourceful lawyer and enjoys a very high standing in his profession and in the community-at-large. He is a member of several legal, patriotic and fraternal organizations.
Edward T. Hogan was born at Pawtucket, April 9, 1892, a son of Thomas S. and Mary J. (Forbes) Hogan. His father, a native of Pawtucket, is successfully engaged in the harness manufacturing and automobile accessories business. His mother was born in Johnston, Rhode Island. Mr. Hogan received his early education at St. Mary’s Grammar School, Pawtucket, and later attended Pawtucket High School, graduating in 1910. From Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Maryland, he was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1914, and he received the degree of Master of Arts in 1915. He began the study of law at Georgetown Law School, Washington, District of Columbia, graduating as president of the senior class with the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1917. Admitted to the Rhode Island bar in November, 1917, Mr. Hogan did not immediately enter upon the active practice of his profession, but at first served in the United States Army until March 19, 1919. He was attached to the Judge Advocate General’s Department, held the rank of army field clerk and was stationed at Governor’s Island, New York City. Upon his return to civilian life, in 1919, he returned to Providence and became associated with the law firm of Fitzgerald & Higgins, until 1924. In that year he formed a partnership with his brother, Laurence J. Hogan, under the firm name of Hogan & Hogan, of which he is the senior partner. Offices are maintained in the Grosvenor Building, Providence, and the firm enjoys a large and important practice. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Rhode Island Bar Association, and the Pawtucket Bar Association. He also maintains membership in Delaney Council, Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, Pawtucket Lodge of Elks, No. 920, and the Catholic Club of Providence. In politics he is a supporter of the Democratic party, although never a candidate for any office. His religious affiliations are with the Roman Catholic Church, and more particularly with St. Mary’s Church of Pawtucket. He is fond of reading good literature, but also enjoys outdoor sports and outdoor life and is especially interested in golf and football.
Mr. Hogan married, in 1921, Catherine T. McKitchen, a native of Central Falls and a life-long resident of Rhode Island. Mr. and Mrs. Hogan are the parents of three children: Edward T., Jr., Thomas S., and Catherine T.
Source: Carroll, Charles. Rhode Island: Three Centuries of Democracy, vol 3 of 4. New York: Lewis historical Pub. Co., 1932.