John Steven “Steve” Hoglund, 72, died on July 2, 2018 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. His death resulted from complications of lung cancer. 

Born on Oct. 10, 1945, he grew up in Riverside. His parents, John H. Hoglund and Patricia Price Hoglund, came to Riverside as children and remained there throughout their adult lives. 

An excellent student, Mr. Hoglund had a keen interest in national governmental affairs and politics, and, during his senior year, he obtained an appointment as a page in the U.S. House of Representatives. He graduated as the valedictorian of his Page School class and received his diploma from President John F. Kennedy in a ceremony at the White House. 

He attended Stanford University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1966, earning a B.A. degree. He went on to complete a master’s degree program at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University. He was a resident of D.C. since the early 1970s. 

Mr. Hoglund was a historian who specialized in Washington history, and he led historical walking tours on behalf of the Smithsonian Institution for many years. He was also an expert bridge player. 

Friends and associates remember him for his intellect and wit, his outgoing nature and his penchant for taking other people under his wing. 

Mr. Hoglund is survived by his siblings, Anne H. DeSimone (Berardo) and Mark Hoglund, and his nephews, Todd DeSimone (Annie), Jared Hoglund and Aaron Hoglund. 

Contributions to honor his memory may be made to Heifer International or the Dupont Circle Citizens Association in Washington D.C.