Henry Hogan earned the Medal of Honor for his bravery at the Battle of Cedar Creek in Montana Territory and later passed away in Miles City, Montana.
He was the father of six children. Their family home on Columbia Street still stands in New Westminster, B.C. It may now form part of Riverview boarding house complex.
Early Life and Education
Hogan earned both his Juris Doctorate and MBA at the University of Michigan. Following graduation, he joined Miller, Canfield Paddock & Stone law firm before also engaging in local politics as Bloomfield Township trustee.
After returning from WWII, he resumed his acting career, appearing in several films including 1943’s Broadway and national touring production of Winged Victory as well as 1947’s Blaze of Noon.
Nearly one year after Cedar Creek, Hogan took part in the final engagement of the Nez Perce War at Bear Paw and earned his second Medal of Honor award for heroically carrying off wounded second lieutenant Henry Romeyn from a field under heavy Nez Perce fire.
He entered the United States Air Force, serving in various positions of high rank such as Director of Public Affairs before retiring as Brigadier General in 1972.
Hogan suffered major injuries in a car accident at age 36 in 1949 and required two months of hospital treatment before emerging victorious from it all: winning the 1950 PGA U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club Ardmore PA just 18 months later!
He was also an accomplished actor, both onstage and film. He earned the title role in Cowboy King and made history by being the first American to portray Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman”. Furthermore, he appeared as Bedford in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Wooden O production of Henry V.
Achievement and Honors
In 1952, Fort Worth hosted a parade of cars and motorcycles led by Mayor Edgar Deen and other city officials to welcome Hogan as she made her visit to City Hall. At City Hall she was welcomed by Mayor Deen and her 100-member police band and the fire department band of 100 players each.
City residents were still reeling from his valiant performances at the Battle of Bear Paw and his rescue of Second Lieutenant Henry Romeyn during a fierce attack by Nez Perce warriors.
In 1954, Hogan married Barbara Averill and had three children: Patti Bandemer, Kathleen, and Henry Michael Hogan III. He earned his law degree at the University of Michigan and also served as trustee for Bloomfield Township while owning and publishing The Birmingham Eccentric newspaper.
Henry Hogan was both an accomplished lawyer and passionate sports enthusiast, enjoying hunting, fishing and playing the lottery as hobbies. Additionally, he took immense pleasure from spending quality time with his family.
Additionally, he served as a member of the Board of Benefits for the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. from 1928 to 1930 and advocated strongly for interdenominational cooperation in revival services held at Campbell Chapel A.M.E.Z., Barnes Avenue M.E.Z. and North Side Baptist Church.
He earned two Medals of Honor during his service. The first for bravery at Bear Paw Mountain, Montana while saving Lieutenant Romeyn’s life. He passed away at Miles City, Montana at age 76 and is buried there.
Hogan has recently provided guidance and representation for major corporations in mass tort, multi-jurisdictional cases. Additionally, he settled shareholder litigation involving venture capitalists who invested in his client’s company; as well as obtained summary judgment for him in real estate ownership disputes.
Hogan offers an expansive practice in corporate and commercial law, real estate law and intellectual property law as well as complex litigation. He has managed many significant transactions, including several major asset purchases in both the U.S. and abroad. A member of both the State Bar of California and American Bar Association; Hogan passed both Series 63 and 6 examinations before becoming registered financial professional over 30 years ago.