Frank Hogan
Frank Smithwick Hogan was an American lawyer and politician from New York
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

. Dubbed "Mr. Integrity" due to his perceived honesty and incorruptibility, he was D.A. of New York County
New York County District Attorney
The New York County District Attorney is the elected district attorney for New York County , New York. The office is responsible for the prosecution of violations of New York state laws....

 for more than 30 years.

Life and career

Hogan was born in Waterbury
Waterbury, Connecticut
Waterbury is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck River, 33 miles southwest of Hartford and 77 miles northeast of New York City...

, New Haven County, Connecticut
New Haven County, Connecticut
New Haven County is a county located in the south central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. As of the 2010 Census, the county population is 862,477 making it the third most populated county in Connecticut. There are 1,340 people per square mile...

. Prior to his 1941 election, Hogan served as Administrative Assistant District Attorney under his predecessor, Thomas E. Dewey. During his time in the New York County District Attorney's Office, Hogan conducted many high scale widely publicized investigations. Corruption and racketeering were high on his list. Concerning itself with both innocence and guilt, street crime and high profile cases, the Hogan administration molded itself a national reputation based on resourcefulness, objectivity, and honesty.

Through the Knapp Commission
Knapp Commission
The Knapp Commission stemmed from a five-member panel initially formed in April 1970 by Mayor John V. Lindsay to investigate corruption within the New York City Police Department...

, Hogan took on police corruption. In the late 1950s his office was involved with investigating the rigging of television quiz programs, as well as the regulation of 'fixed' college basketball games. He prosecuted the well known Lenny Bruce obscenity case. Another high profile case involved the exoneration of George Whitmore, Jr. in 1963 after his confession regarding the murder of two women
Career Girls Murders
The "Career Girls Murders" was the name given by the media to the killings of Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie in their apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, USA on August 28, 1963...

 in their upper east side Manhattan apartment was found to be false.

In 1958, he ran on the Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
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 and Liberal
Liberal Party of New York
The Liberal Party of New York is a minor American political party that has been active only in the state of New York. Its platform supports a standard set of social liberal policies: it supports right to abortion, increased spending on education, and universal health care.As of 2007, the Liberal...

 tickets for U.S. Senator from New York but was defeated by Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

 Kenneth B. Keating.

After suffering a stroke
A stroke, previously known medically as a cerebrovascular accident , is the rapidly developing loss of brain function due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This can be due to ischemia caused by blockage , or a hemorrhage...

 on August 10, 1973, Hogan resigned on December 26, and died of cancer in New York City
New York City
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 a few months later.

The street address of the main office of the New York County District Attorney bears the name, called One Hogan Place in his honor. Hogan Hall
Hogan Hall
Hogan Hall is primarily a dormitory of Columbia University reserved for fourth-year undergraduate students . The dorm is popular for its suite configurations as well as its central location. Built in 1898 as a nursing home, the building was converted to graduate student housing in 1977...

, a dormitory at Columbia University, is also named for him.

See also

  • Fiorello H. LaGuardia
    Fiorello H. LaGuardia
    Fiorello Henry LaGuardia was Mayor of New York for three terms from 1934 to 1945 as a liberal Republican. Previously he was elected to Congress in 1916 and 1918, and again from 1922 through 1930. Irascible, energetic and charismatic, he craved publicity and is acclaimed as one of the three or...

  • William O'Dwyer
    William O'Dwyer
    William O'Dwyer was the 100th Mayor of New York City, holding that office from 1946 to 1950.-Biography:O'Dwyer was born in County Mayo, Ireland and migrated to the United States in 1910, after abandoning studies for the priesthood...

  • Vincent R. Impellitteri
    Vincent R. Impellitteri
    Vincent Richard Impellitteri was an American politician, who served as the 101st Mayor of New York City.-Biography:He was born in Isnello, Sicily, and moved with his family to the United States as an infant in 1901...

  • Robert F. Wagner, Jr.
    Robert F. Wagner, Jr.
    Robert Ferdinand Wagner II, usually known as Robert F. Wagner, Jr. served three terms as the mayor of New York City, from 1954 through 1965.-Biography:...

  • John V. Lindsay
  • Robert M. Morgenthau
    Robert M. Morgenthau
    Robert Morris Morgenthau is an American lawyer. From 1975 until his retirement in 2009, he was the District Attorney for New York County, the borough of Manhattan.-Early life:...

  • Nicholas Scoppetta
    Nicholas Scoppetta
    Nicholas Scoppetta served as the 31st Fire Commissioner of the City of New York. He was appointed to that position by Mayor Michael R...

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