Lewis V. Bogy

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Lewis Vital Bogy
Lewis V. Bogy - Brady-Handy.jpg
United States Senator
from Missouri
In office
March 4, 1873 – September 20, 1877
Preceded by Francis P. Blair Jr.
Succeeded by David H. Armstrong
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1813-04-09)April 9, 1813
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Died September 20, 1877(1877-09-20) (aged 64)
St. Louis, Missouri
Political party Democratic

Lewis Vital Bogy (April 9, 1813 – September 20, 1877) was a United States Senator from Missouri. Born in Ste. Geneviève, he attended the public schools, was employed as clerk in a mercantile establishment, studied law in Illinois, graduated from Transylvania University (Lexington, Kentucky in 1835 and commenced practice in St. Louis. He served in the Black Hawk War, was a member of the board of aldermen of St. Louis in 1838, and was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives in 1840–1841 and 1854–1855. He was Commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1867 and 1868 and president of the city council of St. Louis in 1872. Bogy was one of the founders of the St. Louis Iron Mountain Railway, acting as president for two years.

Bogy was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1873, until his death in St. Louis in 1877; he was buried at Calvary Cemetery section 1.[1]

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U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Francis P. Blair Jr.
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Missouri
Served alongside: Carl Schurz, Francis M. Cockrell
Succeeded by
David H. Armstrong



  1. ^ Historical Tour Outline of Calvary Cemetery (brochure)