By Pat Warren

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Governor Larry Hogan’s father is being remembered as an American hero.

The former Maryland congressman passed away Thursday night.  Hogan represented parts of Anne Arundel and Prince Georges Counties, when he made his mark during the Watergate scandal in 1974.

Congressman Lawrence Hogan would be the first Republican during the Nixon Administration to call for the president’s impeachment.

His actions would be the framework for two Maryland governors. He was present for his son’s inauguration.

“Dad put aside party politics and his own personal considerations in order to do the right thing for the nation,” gov. Hogan said during his inauguration.

Mr. Hogan was also a mentor former Governor Bob Ehrlich, who worked on the Hogan 1982 campaign.

“I learned literally the bricks and mortar from him and then more importantly to me though is leadership and the whole thing with impeachment and Watergate really stands out in his very successful public career,” Ehrlich said. “And that’s his legacy. That’s his legacy. And he taught me well and he taught his son well as well.”

Hogan was 88 years old.

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