Rogan, Edgar Huntley (1833–1914)

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: June 1, 1995

Edgar Huntley Rogan, lawyer, judge, and legislator, son of Daniel and Catherine (Webb) Rogan, was born in Granger County, Tennessee, on February 4, 1833. In 1852 he moved to Lockhart, Texas, where he was admitted to the bar in 1854. In 1855 Rogan established the Texas Watchman, which he edited and published for four years. He was elected justice of the peace in 1859 and served until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he became first lieutenant in Company K, Seventeenth Texas Infantry. After the war he became editor of the Texas Plow Boy and later established the Lockhart News Echo. He was clerk of Caldwell County before he became county judge in 1876. He served as county attorney from 1882 to 1890, when he was elected to the Texas legislature, where he served from 1891 to 1895 and from 1897 to 1899. In 1856 Rogan married Sarah N. Barrow, who died in 1870. His second wife, Mrs. Martha Rickinbaugh, whom he married in 1874, died in 1875. He married Ellen Runkle in 1877. Rogan died in his home in Lockhart on March 21, 1914, and was buried in Lockhart Cemetery. Six children survived him, at least three of whom were born to his third wife.

Lewis E. Daniell, Personnel of the Texas State Government, with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas (Austin: City Printing, 1887; 3d ed., San Antonio: Maverick, 1892). Lockhart Post, March 26, 1914. A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas (2 vols., Chicago: Lewis, 1907).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Rogan, Edgar Huntley,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 29, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 1, 1995