(Updated 8/19/2017) Corrogan R. Vaughn, a Republican candidate for multiple offices over the years and the son of Dr. Lillian Purnell Bowser Vaughn and Rev. Dr. Alfred C.D. Vaughn, the long time Pastor of venerable Sharon Baptist Church in West Baltimore, died Thursday night at his family’s home. He was 51.

Corrogan R. Vaughn

Vaughn was born March 8, 1966, in Lynchburg, Virginia, but grew up in Baltimore and graduated from Northwestern High School in Northwest Baltimore. Vaughn obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science/Government from Virginia Union University in 1988 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Virginia University in 2012. He also attended Drexel University and Liberty University.

Vaughn was a frequent Republican candidate for political office, challenging Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-7th) for his storied Congressional seat in West Baltimore in 2014 and 2016. “He challenged Elijah more than once and of course, Elijah is a great friend of mine,” Rev. Dr. Vaughn said of his son’s political forays.

Vaughn also ran for Maryland’s U.S. Senate seat in 2012, losing in the Republican Primary to Dan Bongino. According to the Vote Smart website, which provides information on political candidates, Vaughn also ran for the U.S. Senate seat as a Republican in 2000, 2004 and 2006 and was a Republican candidate for president in 2008.

Vaughn was also known as a local radio host, co-hosting with former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele, “Lunchtime With the Maryland GOP,” on WOLB in the early 2000’s.

On the occasion of his parents 50th wedding anniversary and his father’s 75th birthday, Vaughn told the AFRO in 2013, “Because of my parent’s involvement in the community, it’s good to see people come out and appreciate them.”

“The Lord loaned him to me…but, the Lord now has reclaimed him,” Rev. Dr. Vaughn said.

Corrogan Vaughn leaves to mourn: his mother and father, two sisters; Rev. Dr. Lynette Vaughn, assistant pastor and Sharon Baptist Church and Cassandra Vaughn-Fox, a media professional, both of Baltimore; along with many other family members and friends.

The funeral for Corrogan Vaughn will be August 28 at Sharon Baptist Church, 1375 N. Stricker St., Baltimore, MD. Rev. Dr. Harold Carter, Jr., pastor of New Shiloh Baptist Church, will deliver the eulogy. The family hour will be at 10:30 a.m., the funeral begins at 11 a.m. The wake for Vaughn will be August 27, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., also at Sharon Baptist.