Thaddeus Hogg is a fictional character featured in the American television series, The Dukes of Hazzard. He is the great-grandfather of Jefferson Davis Hogg and Abraham Lincoln Hogg. The role of Thaddeus Hogg was played by Sorrell Booke who also portrayed Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln Hogg.
He owned everything, including the local sheriff, Rufus Z. Coltrane.
His goal was to make Sleepy City a booming cattle town. He blamed the Duke farmers for taking up good cattle land, thereby causing ranchers to move on.
In relation to the times, Thaddeus was more willing to cause some destruction than Boss, as he had the Duke's barn burned and hired the Frank and Jesse James as enforcers. However, he did share Boss' desire to avoid gun-play. His plans were stopped by the efforts of Joe, Hank and Dixie Duke.
Season 7 episode 8 "Go West, Young Dukes"