Lawrence Joseph Hogan (born September 30, 1928) is a Republican former U.S. Congressman who represented the 5th congressional district of Maryland from January 3, 1969 to January 3, 1975. Hogan did not run for re-election in 1974, and was unsuccessful that year in his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor. During the hearings on the impeachment of Richard Nixon, he was the only Republican on the Judiciary Committee to vote for all the proposed articles of impeachment.
- The fact is, and the thing that is so appalling to me, is that the President, when this whole idea was suggested to him, didn't in righteous indignation rise up and say "get out of here. You are in the office of the President of the United States. How can you talk about blackmail and bribery and keeping witnesses silent? This is the Presidency of the United States!", and throw them out of his office, and pick up the phone and call the Department of Justice and tell them "there is obstruction of justice going on, someone is trying to buy the silence of a witness."
But my President didn't do that. He sat there, and he worked and worked to try to cover this thing up so it wouldn't come to light.
- Opening statement of Hon. Lawrence J. Hogan in the Debate on Articles of Impeachment, Committee on the Judiciary, July 24, 1974.
- Hearings of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Ninety-Third Congress, CIS-NO: 74-H521-56, p. 65.