The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
Mr. Alexander Wilson Hogg
Mr. Alexander Wilson Hogg, Member of the House of Representatives for Masterton, is a native of Glasgow, Scotland, where he was born in 1845. At the age of twelve years he emigrated with other members of his family to Victoria, where he spent twenty years, following up the new rushes and trying his luck as a digger, storekeeper, farmer and journalist. In 1878 he took up his residence in New Zealand, conducting newspapers in Dunedin, Ashburton, Timaru, and finally at Masterton. At the general election of 1887 he contested the Masterton seat and was defeated. Three years later he won the seat by a few votes, but at the last general election he had a majority of over 1200 over his opponents, and the victory has been emphasised by the presentation of several purses at the hands of his constituents, Mr. Hogg, although a pronounced Radical, in the service of his constituents is acknowledged to be colour blind—hence his popularity.
Mr. A. W. Hogg, M.H.R.