Moses Hoagland

Moses Hoagland (* June 19, 1812 in Baltimore, Maryland, † April 16, 1865 in Millersburg, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1849 and 1851 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Moses Hoagland attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law degree in 1842 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Millersburg in this profession. During the Mexican-American War, he served in the U.S. Armed Forces. In recognition for his bravery, he was promoted to Major. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1848, Hoagland was in the 16th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John D. Cummins on March 4, 1849. Since he has not been confirmed in 1850, he was able to complete only one legislative sessions in Congress until March 3, 1851. This period was dominated by discussions on the issue of slavery. Among other things, introduced by U.S. Senator Henry Clay Compromise of 1850 was passed.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Hoagland practiced as a lawyer again. In June 1853 he was appointed associate judge in Washington Territory, but he refused. He died on April 16, 1865 in Millersburg, where he was also buried.