Father of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan dies at age 88

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Lawrence Hogan Sr., a former Maryland congressman and father of Gov. Larry Hogan, has died at age 88 on Thursday night.

His death was confirmed by the governor’s spokesman Doug Mayer.

The governor canceled his appearances on Thursday to be with his ailing father, who had a major stroke on Saturday, his office reported.

My dad is my hero. I'm very proud to be his son.

Posted by Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday, April 20, 2017
Rep. Lawrence Hogan, R-Md., left, presents his debate on the impeachment question before the House Judiciary Committee on July 25, 1974 in Washington D.C.  At right listening is Rep. Caldwell Butler, R-Va.  (AP Photo)
FILE — Rep. Lawrence Hogan, R-Md., left, presents his debate on the impeachment question before the House Judiciary Committee on July 25, 1974 in Washington, D.C. At right listening is Rep. Caldwell Butler, R-Va. (AP Photo)

Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan, left, a Republican, hugs his father, former U.S. Congressman Lawrence Hogan, second from left, after beating Democrat Anthony Brown, not pictured, in the state's gubernatorial race Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 in Annapolis, Md. Also standing on stage with Hogan are his wife Yumi, third from left, running mate Boyd Rutherford, right, and Rutherford's wife, Monica, second from right. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
FILE — Then-Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan, left, a Republican, hugs his father, former U.S. Congressman Lawrence Hogan, second from left, after beating Democrat Anthony Brown, not pictured, in the state’s gubernatorial race Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 in Annapolis, Md. Also standing on stage with Hogan are his wife Yumi, third from left, running mate Boyd Rutherford, right, and Rutherford’s wife, Monica, second from right. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Former Maryland Rep. Larry Hogan, Sr., who is the father of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, gives a thumbs up to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who made a campaign stop at a diner near Annapolis, Md., on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Gov. Hogan, who endorsed Christie's presidential bid, is standing behind his father. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
FILE — Former Maryland Rep. Larry Hogan, Sr., who is the father of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, gives a thumbs up to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who made a campaign stop at a diner near Annapolis, Md., on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Gov. Hogan, who endorsed Christie’s presidential bid, is standing behind his father. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Rep. Lawrence J. Hogan calls for a constitutional amendment to protect abortions in most cases, January 30, 1973. Hogan said enactment of a constitutional amendment would be the only effective way to counteract the Supreme Court's decision last week that states may not forbid women to have abortions during the first six months of pregnancy. (AP Photo)
FILE — Rep. Lawrence J. Hogan calls for a constitutional amendment to protect abortions in most cases, January 30, 1973. Hogan said enactment of a constitutional amendment would be the only effective way to counteract the Supreme Court’s decision last week that states may not forbid women to have abortions during the first six months of pregnancy. (AP Photo)

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Rep. Lawrence Hogan, R-Md., left, presents his debate on the impeachment question before the House Judiciary Committee on July 25, 1974 in Washington D.C.  At right listening is Rep. Caldwell Butler, R-Va.  (AP Photo)
Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan, left, a Republican, hugs his father, former U.S. Congressman Lawrence Hogan, second from left, after beating Democrat Anthony Brown, not pictured, in the state's gubernatorial race Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 in Annapolis, Md. Also standing on stage with Hogan are his wife Yumi, third from left, running mate Boyd Rutherford, right, and Rutherford's wife, Monica, second from right. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
Former Maryland Rep. Larry Hogan, Sr., who is the father of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, gives a thumbs up to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who made a campaign stop at a diner near Annapolis, Md., on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Gov. Hogan, who endorsed Christie's presidential bid, is standing behind his father. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
Rep. Lawrence J. Hogan calls for a constitutional amendment to protect abortions in most cases, January 30, 1973. Hogan said enactment of a constitutional amendment would be the only effective way to counteract the Supreme Court's decision last week that states may not forbid women to have abortions during the first six months of pregnancy. (AP Photo)
“Unfortunately, his condition has declined, and the governor postponed his schedule to be by his side,” Deputy Director of Communications Amelia Chasse said in a previous statement.

The elder Hogan was a Republican who 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. In 1974, Hogan Sr. 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 Sr. made an unsuccessful run for the Republican nomination for governor in 1974. He was defeated in the GOP primary by Louise Gore.

Hogan Sr. served as Prince George’s County Executive from 1978 to 1982. He is the most recent Republican holder of that office.

The governor shared a video on Facebook where he shared his thoughts on his father during his 2015 inauguration. The younger Hogan told the crowd, “He taught me more about integrity in one day than most men learn in a lifetime, and I am so proud to be his son.”

WTOP’s Teta Alim contributed to this report. 

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