Beverly L. Hodghead

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(Mr.) Beverly Lacy Hodghead (21 March 1865 – 16 October 1928) was the first mayor of the City of Berkeley, California, serving from 1909 to 1911. Although Berkeley had been incorporated since 1878 as a Town, the office of mayor did not exist until the adoption of a new charter which transformed Berkeley into a City.

Mr. Hodghead was born on March 21, 1865 in Rockbridge County, Virginia near the town of Lexington and moved to California as a child. He was an attorney, an active Presbyterian throughout his life and very active in public service. He was president of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in 1919–1920.

He married Nelle Eckles. They had two children.

He died in Berkeley on October 16, 1928. His wife died December 26, 1945.

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