Archie Columbus Hogan Jr., 83, of Brenham, passed away Oct. 13, 2020 peacefully at home with his children. Archie was born Feb. 20, 1937 in Brenham, Texas, the eldest child of Archie Columbus Hogan Sr. and Ruby Ruth (Meredith) Hogan.
Archie graduated from A.R. Pickard High School in 1954 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Prairie View A&M University in 1959. Archie planned to work as a high school teacher but months after college graduation, was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky and Schofield Barracks Oahu, Hawaii, serving for two years before receiving an honorable discharge and earning the Army Good Conduct Medal. He began graduate studies in agricultural economics at the University of Hawaii.