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Peter F Durnin, KC*SG, KM, GCHS, "Rosaire", Moneymore, Drogheda, Co Louth. A92 RF6F



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1902 – 1982. Educated in Catholic University School he was an Arts graduate (BA in Modern Languages and Literature, 1922), J.J.Hogan was awarded the MA degree in English in 1923. Having won the Travelling Studentship of the University in Modern Languages, he went to Oxford and the University of Rome. He returned to UCD to join the staff of the Department of English and was appointed Professor of English in 1934. A gifted teacher, he published The English Language in Ireland and An Outline of English Philology. Dr Hogan was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts in 1947 before serving as Registrar, and finally as President. s Registrar of UCD from 1953 to 1964, Jeremiah Hogan had worked closely with the President, Dr Tierney, to secure government approval for the transfer of the College from Earlsfort Terrace. As president for the next eight years, Dr Hogan’s chief task was to proceed with the development of the new campus at Belfield, on which the first buildings (for Physics and Chemistry) had just been completed.  At Dr Hogan’s retirement, another four buildings were complete: Arts/Commerce/Law, the Library (Stage I), the Administration and the Restaurant. The purchase of 28.4 acres of Roebuck Castle land had also been made.  He was profoundly influenced by Cardinal Newman and never forgot Newman’s role n the foundation of the institution which was to grow into UCD. For much of his life he was interested in Scandinavia, particularly Sweden which he first visited in 1927. He was conferred with the Order of the North Star by Sweden and by the German Government of the Commanders Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic. He was conferred with the papal award in the context of the  centenary of the foundation of the Catholic University. He died in July, 1982