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Maryland governor's father passes away

MARYLAND - Lawrence Hogan Sr., a former Maryland congressman and father of Governor Larry Hogan, died Thursday evening at the age of 88.
 
His death was confirmed by Governor Hogan's spokesman Doug Mayer.

In a Facebook post, Governor Hogan said,  "At 10:24 tonight, an American hero, and the man that I am most proud of, passed away. He had an amazing life that spanned 88 years. He leaves behind a loving family, countless friends and admirers, and a lasting legacy that won't be forgotten."
 
The Republican served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1975.

He represented Maryland's 5th congressional district, which included Prince George's and Charles counties near Washington.

In 1974, Hogan became the only Republican on the House Judiciary Committee to support all three articles of impeachment against then-President Richard Nixon.
 
A former FBI agent, Hogan made an unsuccessful run for the Republican nomination for governor in 1974. He was defeated in the GOP primary by Louise Gore.
 
Hogan served as Prince George's County executive from 1978 to 1982. He is the most recent Republican holder of that office.


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