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Solomon L. Hoge

Born: Jul 11, 1836

Death: Feb 23, 1909

Birthplace: Pickrelltown

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Solomon L. Hoge

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1836
Date of Death : Feb 23, 1909
Birth Place : Pickrelltown

Solomon Lafayette Hoge was a lawyer, soldier, judge and politician in Ohio and South Carolina. Hoge was born in Pickrelltown, Ohio, and he received his early childhood education at the public schools in the nearby city of Bellefontaine. Afterwards, he received a classical education at Geneva College in Northwood and he graduated from Cincinnati Law School in 1859. Hoge was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Bellefontaine. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Hoge enrolled in the Union Army as a First Lieutenant in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to captain and became the commander of a Federal company of infantry. After the war, Hoge settled in Columbia, South Carolina, and despite possessing little legal experience was elected in 1868 as an associate justice to the South Carolina Supreme Court. While on the bench, Hoge never wrote a single opinion and "I concur" was the extent of his legal analysis. He was aware of his incapacity as a judge and he only served eighteen months on the bench before moving on to the House of Representatives.


  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Judge

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