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Alexander Hogg Papers

Identifier: P-0047

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings and printed matter pertaining to Alexander Hogg, who served as superintendent of Fort Worth Public Schools between 1883 and 1905. Hogg was a nationally known educator. He also was editor of the Texas & Pacific Quarterly, a literary magazine published by the T & P Railroad and author of several books, including "The Railroad in Education".


  • Creation: 1871 - 1910

Biographical Sketch

Alexander Hogg, known as the “Father of Fort Worth Schools,” was born in Yorktown, Virginia, on October 10, 1830. According to his obituary, he graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. Hogg taught school before attending the University of Virginia. After graduation, he was a professor and chair at the Agricultural & Mechanical College in Alabama. Hogg then became superintendent of public schools in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1879, he became a civil engineer at the Houston & Texas Central Railroad. Later he would take a position at Texas & Pacific Railroad, where he was editor of the quarterly. In 1882, Mayor John Peter Smith hired Hogg as the superintendent of Fort Worth public schools. He held the job for sixteen years. On August 10, 1911, Hogg died in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was being treated for an illness. His body was returned to Fort Worth and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery. Hogg was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Buckner Cooke Hogg (1834-1900), and his son Walter Dabney Hogg (1862-1867). Their three daughters, Virginia Dabney Hogg Wynne (1869-1949), Mary Lulie Hogg (1865-1955), and Julia Ellen Hogg Powell (1872-1911) survived him.

Source: "Public Schools to be Draped in Memory of Hogg: Father of City's Educational System Dies." Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 11, 1911.


0.625 Linear Feet (2 containers)

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The papers were donated in 1951 by his daughter Mary Lulie Hogg.

Separated Materials

The following items have been removed from the Alexander Hogg Papers and placed in the Local History Collection:
1. Railroad in Education - LH 385.0973 H
2. Texas and Pacific Quarterly, Vol. 2 - LH 385.09764 T 1898
3. Texas and Pacific Quarterly, Vol. 4 - LH 385.09764 T 1900

Alexander Hogg Papers
In Taro
Ken N. Hopkins
10 December 1990
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Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth History Center Repository

500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102