Senator Ogg (September 7, 1933 - March 3, 2018)

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For Immediate Release

March 5, 2018

JACK C. OGG (September 7, 1933 - March 3, 2018)

Houston, TX – Former Texas Senator Jack C. Ogg passed away peacefully Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Jack Ogg served as a Houston-area State Representative from 1967 until 1973 and then as State Senator from 1973 until 1983. He was married to the late Connie Harner Ogg until her death in 2010. Together they were a well-known couple in Texas politics, law and civic engagement.  

Born September 7, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, Jack Ogg was the son of Jewel Ogg and Mildred Owens Ogg. Jack was the oldest of three sons born in the Depression era to parents whose desire for a better life and their tough work ethic brought them to Houston in the 1950s.  Jack graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown and worked his way through the University of Houston, where he was twice elected Class President.  In 1959 he met and married Connie Harner and they soon had daughter, Kimbra Kathryn Ogg.  Jack and Connie both worked so that Jack could attend and graduate from South Texas College of Law (night school), and he was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1962. Their son, Jon Christopher Ogg, was born in 1969. Jack enjoyed a productive political career, a legal career that spanned more than 52 years, and a generous and loving relationship with all of his family, which he considered his first priority.

Born with an explorer’s heart, Jack Ogg traveled to more than 225 countries and islands and visited all seven continents.  His adventurous spirit defied his health issues, and Jack’s travels continued until the end of life, facing his final journey without fear or regret.  Jack is preceded in death by his parents and wife. He is survived by daughter Kim Ogg, her partner Olivia Jordan, and grandson Jack Justus Jordan; son Jon Ogg and his wife Kendra Evans Ogg, and their two children; brother Larry Ogg and wife Priscilla Ogg; brother Jim Ogg and wife Paula Ogg; and sister-in-law Vicki Harner Powell.

The Ogg family asks for privacy at this time and will announce plans for church services and a memorial ceremony soon.

For more information, please contact:  jaime@acevesco.com, 713-449-8130


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