‘FATHER ANDY’ ELECTED
On this date, in 1974, Glace Bay’s Andy Hogan become the first Roman Catholic priest elected to the House of Commons. Representing the NDP, ‘Father Andy’ was elected from Cape Breton— East Richmond and reelected in 1979. He was defeated in the 1980 federal election, losing to David Dingwall by 294 votes. After the defeat, Hogan never ran for public office again. He died in 2002.