James Hogan
Chieftain Distant Murmuring Waterfalls

James Hogan


Keeper of the Wampum1996

At the 2003 Tribal Feast, Jim Hogan, Sagamore Distant Murmuring Waterfalls, was named as the 74th Presiding Chieftain of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.

Jim Hogan was a Boy Scout as a youth in the troop at 283 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Raytown where he earned the Life Scout Award and the Ad Altare Dei. Jim was called as a Brave in 1961 and a Warrior in 1962. In 1991 he was called as a Sachem. In 1996 he was elevated to Keeper of the Wampum and in 2001, he was called as a Sagamore. He has two sons, both of whom are Eagle Scouts and tribesmen: Firebuilder Son of Distant Murmuring Waterfalls and Brave Little Distant Murmuring Waterfalls.

Jim has been involved with the Heart of America Council as an Executive Board member for the past five years. He has served as Council Chairman of the Training Committee and is currently the Chairman of the council’s Membership Committee. He played a major role in the recent New Unit Teleconference that will create more than forty new units in the council.

In the Blue Elk District he has served as District Commissioner for four years, Cubmaster for four years for Pack 162 at Blue Hills school in Independence, MO, and Committee Member of Troop 221 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Independence, MO for 20 years.

Jim has received the highest award that can be bestowed by the Heart of America Council, the Silver Beaver Award. He has also received the District Award of Merit from the Blue Elk District, the Bronze Pelican Award from the Diocese of Kansas City/St Joseph, and the St. George religious emblem from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. He also served as Religious Emblems Chairman for the Catholic Committee on Scouting. He is a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus.

Professionally, Jim is an accomplished business executive and civic leader in the Kansas City area. He is Vice President of Curry Investment Company and Charles F. Curry Real Estate Company. He is also active in several business and professional groups.