Andrew Hogan

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office = Member of Parliament
term_start =July 8, 1974
term_end = February 18,1980
predecessor = Donald MacInnis (Progressive Conservative)
successor = David Dingwall (Liberal)
constituency = Cape Breton—East Richmond
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birth_date =birth date|1923|10|28|mf=y
birth_place =Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
death_date =death date and age|2002|4|10|1923|10|28|mf=y
death_place =Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
party =New Democratic Party
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occupation = Roman Catholic priest
religion = Roman Catholic

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Father Andrew (Andy) Hogan (1923-10-28 – 2002-04-10) was a Canadian politician and priest. He was the first Roman Catholic priest ever to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons. He was known more commonly by his informal name: Father Andy.

Brief biography

Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Rev. Hogan received a Bachelor's degree from St. Francis Xavier University (St. F.X.), where he became involved in the co-operative movement. St. F.X. was the home of the Antigonish Movement, cite web
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] started by Father Jimmy Tompkins and Rev. Dr.Moses Coady, that put the Rochdale Principles of Co-operation into action in the Maritimes by starting building co-ops, credit unions, co-op farms, etc. Being in the heartland of the co-op movement deeply affected his political views, which eventually led him to the New Democratic Party. [Citation
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title = House of Assembly Debates and Proceedings, 2nd Session, April 10, 2002
place= Nova Scotia House of Assembly
publisher =Hansard Reporting Services, Queen's Printers
year = 2002
location = Halifax, Nova Scotia
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He studied theology at Holy Heart Seminary and was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1949.

As a member of the New Democratic Party, he was elected to the House of Commons from Cape Breton—East Richmond in the 1974 federal election. He was re-elected in 1979. Hogan was defeated in the 1980 federal election, losing to David Dingwall by 294 votes. After the defeat, he never ran for public office again.

Father Andy died in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia after a long illness.


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title =Priest-MP championed workers
newspaper =The Globe and Mail
pages =R13
year =2002
date =2002-04-12
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