Charles D. Hodges

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Charles Drury Hodges (February 4, 1810 - April 1, 1884) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Queen Anne, Maryland, Hodges attended the public schools and was graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, in 1829. He studied law in Annapolis, Maryland. He was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Annapolis. He moved to Carrollton, Illinois, in 1833 and resumed the practice of law. He also engaged in the mercantile business for a short time. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1851-1853.

Hodges was elected judge of Greene County in 1854. He was reelected for a four-year term in 1858 but resigned in 1859 having been elected to Congress. Secretary and treasurer of the St. Louis, Jacksonville & Chicago Railroad in 1858. Afterward director for many years.

Hodges was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas L. Harris and served from January 4 to March 3, 1859. He was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy in the Thirty-sixth Congress, caused also by the death of Mr. Harris. He resumed the practice of law in Carrollton, Illinois. Circuit judge 1867-1873. He served as member of the State senate 1873-1877. Again practiced law in Carrollton, Illinois, until his death April 1, 1884. He was interred in the City Cemetery.

Hodges' house in Carrollton is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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