Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     EDGAR M. BOGART has won distinction in various lines in Douglas county.  He owns a half section of fertile land near St. Andrews, which is all cropped to small grain and well improved with good residence, barns, and other buildings.  In addition to overseeing this, Mr. Bogart has taught in various places in the county and for three years was principal of the Wilbur schools.  In 1892, he was elected county superintendent of schools here.  His name was on the Peoples Party ticket and he gave a fine administration, continuing until 1895.  In 1900, Mr. Bogart was elected county treasurer, his name appearing on the Fusion ticket.  He fulfilled the duties of the office in a good manner and to the entire satisfaction of all.
     Edgar M. Bogart was born in Johnson county, Indiana, on November 17, 1859, the son of William T., and Hannah J. (Smock) Bogart, natives of Kentucky and Indiana, respectively.  The other children of this family are Joseph W., Morton A., Lorin E., and Mrs. Mary D. Pope.  After our subject had completed the common school course of Pottawattamie county, Iowa, he took a course in the Omaha Business College.  Later he studied in a private academy.  He then resumed teaching and in 1884 settled in Wayne county, Nebraska and taught until 1888.  Then he removed to Douglas county and pre-empted a quarter and took a timber culture claim.  Since then he has been active here as stated above and is now one of the leading citizens of the county.
     At Avoca, Iowa, on August 23, 1881, Mr. Bogart married Miss Ada A., daughter of James A. and Martha (Adkisson) Sinclair, who were born in Indiana and Kentucky, respectively.  The parents were pioneers to Iowa and later came west to Douglas county.  Mrs. Bogart was born in Pottawattamie county, Iowa, on January 13, 1861 and has three brothers and two sisters, James L., Frank E., Foy W., Mrs. Cora A. Palmer, and Mrs. Emma M. Randall.  Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Bogart; Wendell D., on May 12, 1883; Adella M., on November 6, 1889; Bertha A., on July 29, 1891.  The first one is a native of Iowa and the latter two of this county.  Mr. and Mrs. Bogart are active members of the Presbyterian church and have exerted a wide influence for good.  He is considered not only one of the leading business men of the county but one of the best educators in this part of the state.