HOGAN, PATRICK JOSEPH
- Born: 1908 Died: 1963
Road engineer. Patrick Joseph Hogan, who was born in 1908, received his engineering training at University College, Dublin, from which he obtained the BE degree in 1929,(1) Imperial College, London, and Iowa State College, where he spent two years after being awarded a Commonwealth Fellowship. He returned to Ireland in 1932 and for nine years was associated with the office of NICHOLAS O'DWYER . He then joined the Department of Local Government. His obituarist in the Transactions of the Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland stresses his contribution to the work of the department: 'In the years that followed he rendered a measure of service to his country and his profession which will scarcely ever be fully extolled. His natural modesty and retiring disposition have already prevented this. Few bridges will bear his name in letters legible to the public; and understanding of his contribution will be known only to those who designed them and to his immediate colleagues. Better known, perhaps, is the part he played in the preparation of the geometric design standards for main roads whicheven after 18 years are still comparable with the most advanced in use to-day.' Hogan died in 1962 at the relatively early age of 54, having been in poor health for some time.
ICEI: elected associate member, 1933; member, 1943; council member, 1955 until death; hon. treasurer, 1958-61; vice-president, 1962 until death.
Addresses: St Joseph's, Cowper Road, Rathmines, Dublin, <=1934-1948; 60, Whitebeam Road, Clonskeagh, 1949->=1960.
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Hogan in TICEI 90 (1963-64), 223, and from the lists of officers and members in the same journal and in Thom's directories. Another obituary is in Engineers' Journal 17, May 1965, 206.
(1) University College Dublin Register of Graduates (1946), 88.