Hugh Grogan III was born in New York City and moved with his family to Marietta, Georgia, in 1971 or 1972. He is the oldest son of community activist, Hugh Grogan, Jr., who was the first African American elected to the Marietta City Council. Hugh Grogan, Jr. represented Ward 5 and won the seat after successfully challenging redistricting in the case, Grogan v. Hunter. Hugh Grogan III graduated from Marietta High School. Before receiving a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, he interned at the Cobb County Solicitor's Office under Philip Goldstein. Grogan worked for Cobb County Pretrial Court Services before moving with his wife to Memphis, Tennessee. He has worked for pretrial court services in Shelby County, Tennessee, and Memphis. At the time of the interview, Hugh Grogan lived in Memphis. His brother is Reece Grogan.
Interview with Hugh Grogan III transcript, 2009-11-15, Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights series, 2009-2010, Kennesaw State University Oral History Project, 1973- , KSU/45/05/001, Kennesaw State University Archives.
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