from Biographical Sketches of The Members of The Sixtieth General Assembly of The State of Indiana (Indianapolis: M.R. Hyman Co., 1897)
Representative of the Senate--representing Hendricks and Putnam counties
ENOCH G. HOGATE, of Danville, was born September 16, 1849, in Centreton, Salem County, New Jersey. His father was a shoemaker, and at the early age of thirteen years, Mr. Hogate began work in his father's shop, and so worked for two years. In 1864 he came to Indiana and attended the Danville Academy for two years, and then clerked in a dry-goods store for one year. In September, 1867, he entered Allegheny College as a regular Freshman, and graduated in 1872 with the first honors of his class, having been out of college one year earning money by teaching to finish his own education. After graduating, he settled in Danville and began the practice of law. In 1886 he was elected clerk of the circuit court of Hendricks County and served four years, when he returned to the practice of law. In 1892 and 1893, he was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge I.O.O.F., of Indiana. He takes great interest in educational matters, and has a daughter in Chicago University and a son in Purdue. He is a member of the Methodist Church. Is married and has three children. He was elected as a Republican.