John W. Hogg
November 5, 1878, to
November 2, 1880
John W. Hogg was born in Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas, on March 20, 1848. He
came to Wise County on April 11, 1871. Eighteen months later December 26, 1872, he married
Eva Renshaw. They had three daughters.
He served with Captain George Stevens fighting Indians on the Little Wichita
River in which he was recognized by the state legislature. He also served as a deputy
sheriff under Stevens.
Hogg served one term as Tax Assessor. His term began on February 15, 1876. On
November 5, 1878, he was elected sheriff and served until November 2, 1880. Two years
later, he was elected as the county clerk. He only served one term.
The fall of 1891, he received an appointment to the postmaster position at the
Decatur Post Office from President Grover Cleveland.
Cliff Cates wrote this about John W. Hogg in his book, Pioneer History of Wise
County 'Personally, Mr. Hogg is a man of heavy stature; he is a man of strong intellect
and decided view; he has served three terms as an alderman of Decatur and had taken a
patriotic interest in the material affairs of the town. His mental qualities are
commanding, much above the average, and had his environment been different would doubtless
have adorned places of eminence in emulation of the career of his distinguished lamented
brother, Governor James S. Hogg, whom he pronouncedly resembles in the forceful qualities
of his intellect and character.'