Retired Rear Adm. Bartholomew William Hogan, 82, a former surgeon general of the Navy who was wounded and decorated in World War II, died March 17 at Lake Wales General Hospital in Lake Wales, Fla., after a stroke.
Adm. Hogan, a resident of the Washington area from 1928 to 1974, when he moved to Lake Wales, was born in West Quincy, Mass. He graduated from Boston College and the Tufts College Medical School. He was commissioned in the Navy Medical Corps in 1925.
Early in World War II, he was senior medical officer aboard the carrier Wasp when it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the South Pacific. He was wounded and received the Silver Star and the Purple Heart.
In 1955, he was appointed surgeon general of the Navy and chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. He held those posts until he retired in 1961. For the next 11 years he was deputy medical director of the American Psychiatric Association.
In addition to the Silver Star and the Purple Heart, Adm. Hogan's military decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal.
He was a member of the Army & Navy Club, the Chevy Chase Club and the New York Yacht Club. He was a chairman of the John Carroll Society.
His first wife, the former Grace Gloninger, died in 1972.
Survivors include his wife, Laura M. of Lake Wales; three children by his first marriage, Navy Cmdr. B.T. Hogan of Kensington, Judge Thomas F. Hogan of Chevy Chase, and Mary H. Leslie of Philadelphia; two sisters, Jennie H. Farrell of Auburndale, Mass., and Mary H. Anderson of Newton Highlands, Mass.; two brothers, Leo of Auburndale, and Thomas F. of Buffalo, and six grandchildren.