William A. Bogan, 40, executive vice president of the National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations (COSSMHO), who had been active in political and volunteer groups, died Jan. 27 at his home in Washington. He had AIDS.
In 1983 and 1984, he served as president of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, the city's leading gay political organization. He also had been active in the recent mayoral campaign of John Ray. He had written position papers on AIDS for the candidate and had worked to secure votes for him in the city's gay community.
Mr. Bogan had worked for the coalition since 1976. He had worked to obtain grants for the organization from government and private foundations. He helped the organization became an early voice in AIDS education in the Hispanic community.
He had served as a commissioner of D.C. General Hospital from 1984 to 1990. He also had helped organize concerts and other fund-raising campaign efforts to combat AIDS. He also had produced a radio program here called "Friends."
Mr. Bogan, who came here in 1969, was a native of Galion, Ohio. He was a 1976 graduate of George Washington University.
Survivors include his parents, Myron and Jean Bogan, and a sister, Lynn Shifley, all of Galion.