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Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., former congressman and father of governor, dies

Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., former congressman and father of governor, dies

Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., the father of Maryland's governor who earned a reputation as a tough and independent-minded politician during three terms in the House of Representatives and one term as Prince George's County executive, died Thursday at Anne Arundel Medical Center of complications from a stroke. He was 88.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the news on his Facebook page Thursday night.

"At 10:24 tonight, an American hero, and the man that I am most proud of, passed away. He had an amazing life that spanned 88 years," Hogan wrote. "He leaves behind a loving family, countless friends and admirers, and a lasting legacy that won't be forgotten."

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