Tom Hogan is a Torrington native, and retired attorney. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1967, and after one year at UConn law School, he entered active duty with the U.S. Army. In November, 1969, he was commissioned a second lieutenant following completion of Combat Engineering Officer Candidate School. Hogan then spent twenty-seven months at the Pentagon in the Office of the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff.
Completing UConn Law School in 1974, Hogan returned to Litchfield County where he practiced law for twenty-nine years. During that time, he also participated in politics and held office in Litchfield for ten years, four as a Selectman from 1985 to 1989, and six as a member of the Board of Education from 1991 to 1997. He was Chairman of the BOE from 1993 to 1995.
In 2003, he and Mrs. Hogan joined the United States Peace Corps, and taught English and U.S. History for four semesters in Ukraine.
Returning to Litchfield County in 2005, Hogan began teaching at Torrington UConn, where his courses include Law and Society, Constitutional Law, and Law and Popular Culture.
In May, 2012, Hogan received a Masters Degree in American Studies from Fairfield University, and began teaching at Waterbury UConn.