Thomas Ashford Bogle was bom in Guernsey County, Ohio, May 14, 1852, son of Samuel and Margaret Catherine (Gist) Bogle. His ancestors were Scotch-Irish. His early education was obtained in the common schools. He afterwards took a course of normal training in Kansas, and taught for some years. He was for six years principal of the city schools of Marion, Kansas. He was admitted to the Bar in 1879, and at once opened an office and engaged in practice. From 1881 to 1883 he was county superintendent of schools for Marion County, Kansas, and from 1883 to 1887 he was county attorney. He entered the Law Department of the University of Michigan in 1887, and was graduated Bachelor of Laws the following year. After his graduation he entered upon the practice of the law in Ann Arbor, and was appointed city attorney in 1894. This office he resigned the same year, after his appointment as Professor of Law in charge of the Practice Court in the University. In 1878 he was married to Alice Burgard, and they have six children: Winifred (A.B. 1900, A.M. 1901), Katherine (A.B. 1903), Eva, Lois, Thomas Ashford, Jr., and Henry C.
From "History of the University of Michigan" by Burke Aaron Hinsdale. Published by the University of Michigan in 1906.
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