Hugh Lewis Grogan Jr. was born on January 12, 1937. He graduated from Lemon Street High School in Marietta, Georgia, and studied at St. John's University in New York, New York, and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Grogan was the first African American council member to be elected in Marietta, serving from 1978 to 1982. He held leadership positions in a number of organizations, including the Southern Leadership Conference, Residents Working for Georgia, Inc., and the Fort Hill Tenant Association. Grogan served as the president of the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP in 1976 and 1978. He was also a board member of the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Arts and Cobb Housing, Inc. Hugh Grogan died on July 28, 2009. He had three children: Hugh Lewis Grogan III, Reece Grogan, and Lorianne Smith-Robinson. In 1976 and 1978, Grogan served as president of the Marietta chapter of the NAACP, which later became the Cobb County NAACP.

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