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Peter Hoagland


Peter Hoagland

Peter J. Hoagland
Peter Jackson Hoagland[1] (November 17, 1941 – October 30, 2007) was an American Democratic politician from Nebraska who represented that state's 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 to 1995.

Hoagland was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and graduated from Omaha Central High School and then Stanford University in 1963. He was a first lieutenant in the United States Army from 1963 to 1965 during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1968 and was admitted to the bar the same year. He set up practice in Washington, D.C. as a clerk to Judge Oliver Gasch of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia from 1969 to 1970. He was a staff attorney in the District of Columbia public defender service from 1970 to 1973.

Hoagland was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 1978 and served until 1986 when he declined to seek re-election. However, in 1988, when Hal Daub decided to run for the U.S. Senate, Hoagland ran for the open seat and was elected to serve in the 101st Congress. He was re-elected in 1990 and 1992. In 1994, he was defeated for re-election by Jon Christensen; his defeat was attributed to the Republican Revolution. No other Democrats would be elected to represent Nebraska in the US House until Brad Ashford was elected in 2014.

Throughout his terms in Congress, Hoagland was a strong advocate for the environment. In 1990, The League of Conservation Voters released a National Environmental Scorecard ranking members of Congress on their environmental voting records. Peter Hoagland scored a perfect 100%.[2] He was a member of the Episcopal church, the American Bar Association, and Common Cause.

After leaving Congress in 1995, Hoagland lived in Washington, D.C., where he worked for a law firm.

Hoagland also battled Parkinson's disease for the last five years of his life. He died in Washington, D.C. on October 30, 2007 at age 65. He was survived by his widow, Barbara, and five children.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Nebraska Congressman Peter J. Hoagland, 65". The Washington Post Newspaper, Washington, D.C., USA. November 2, 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Lawmakers Graded on the Environment, The Washington Post, October 17, 1990
  3. ^ Cordes, Henry J. (November 1, 2007). "Hoagland is praised by former colleagues - Members of the House pause to remember the late Nebraska Democrat.". The Omaha World-Herald Newspaper, Omaha, Douglas County, NE, USA. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Hal Daub, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district

January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1995
Succeeded by
Jon Lynn Christensen
Political offices
Preceded by
Harold T. Moylan
Nebraska state senator-district 6
Succeeded by
Brad Ashford
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