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James S. Hogg

Hogg on a tree stump

This undated photo of Hogg gives something of the personality of the man. As a young man, Hogg had been shot in the back by outlaws and lived to tell about it. As governor, he created the Railroad Commission to protect the public interest against powerful corporations. The first progressive to serve as Texas governor, Hogg once told an audience, "Let us have Texas, the Empire State, governed by the people; not Texas, the truck-patch, ruled by corporate lobbyists."

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