North American Scholar

HOGUE, Addison

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1849-08-29
  • Born City: Athens
  • Born State/Country: OH
  • Parents: Rev. William & Mary Ballard Hoge.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1942-08-09
  • Death City: Washington, DC
  • Married: Emily M. Smith, 8 June 1882.
  • Education:

    A.B. Hampden-Sidney, 1869; study at U. Virginia, 1869-72; study at Leipzig and Göttingen, 1883-5.

  • Professional Experience:

    Prof. Gk. & French Hampden-Sidney, 1872-86; prof. Gk. U. Mississippi, 1886-9; prof. Gk. & Lat., 1889-93; Corcoran prof. Gk. Washington & Lee U., 1893-1921.

  • Publications:

    Irregular Verbs of Attic Prose (Boston, 1889); The Best Way to Teach Greek to Beginners (Boston, 1900).

  • Notes:

    Hogue was one of Gildersleeve's early post-graduate students at Virginia. He was a stern disciplinarian and an upright moralist, who belonged more to the early 19th century than to the era in which he lived. Among students he was called “Judas” for his severe views against drinking, athletics, and excessive socializing. Hogue's “honest piety” made an interesting professional contrast with his Latin colleague Edwin W. Fay. He changed the spelling of his name in 1889, about the time his alma mater changed the spelling of its name to Hampden-Sydney.

  • Sources:

    O. Crenshaw, General Lee's College: The Rise and Growth of Washington and Lee University (New York, 1969), 194; Cyclopedia of American Biography 4:106; WhAm 1:451.

  • Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.