Born in Charlestown, Indiana, Ogden graduated from Jeffersonville High School, Jeffersonville, Indiana. He graduated from the University of Louisville Law School, Louisville, Kentucky, 1896. He was a lawyer in private practice. He served as member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1898 to 1899. Company H, Eighth Regiment, United States Volunteer Infantry, Spanish-American War. He was an unsuccessful candidate for county attorney in 1901. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Kentucky state senator in 1902.
Ogden was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the succeeding Congress (March 4, 1919 - March 3, 1923). He was not a candidate for renomination to the Sixty-eighth Congress in 1922. He died on April 10, 1933, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was interred in Resthaven Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky.
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