ABC was saddened by the news that former ABC President Lawrence Hogan Sr. suffered a stroke and passed away on April 20. A man of integrity who served his country and community for many years, he will surely be missed by those who knew him.

His experience serving Marylanders in the U.S. House of Representatives before joining ABC gave him a unique perspective on the intersection of business and well-intentioned government regulation. He was acutely aware of the burdens faced by small business owners and the importance of the free enterprise system in creating opportunities for all Americans.

In remarks delivered to the Carter administration’s White House Conference on Balanced Growth and Economic Development, he urged officials to allow those impacted by government action to have a voice in the regulatory process to achieve harmony between government and industry.

ABC’s President and CEO Mike Bellaman sent a letter of condolences on behalf of ABC to the Hogan family. Lawrence Hogan, Sr. was survived by his wife Ilona and six children.