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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 1st district
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
|Preceded by||James M. Hanks|
|Succeeded by||Lucien C. Gause|
|Arkansas State Senator from Crittenden County|
January 22, 1822|
Moulton, Lawrence County
|Died||June 6, 1900
Marion, Crittenden County
|Resting place||Elmwood Cemetery in Shelby County, Tennessee|
|Alma mater||Hannibal-LaGrange University|
Born near Moulton in Lawrence County in northern Alabama, Hodges moved to Marion in Crittenden County in northeastern Arkansas. He attended La Grange Male and Female College in LaGrange, Missouri, now part of Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Missouri. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1848, and practiced until 1860. Prior to the American Civil War, Hodges owned a large number of slaves near Memphis, Tennessee.
Hodges was elected as a Republican to the 43rd United States Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875) to Arkansas' First District. He did not seek reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress and was succeeded by the Democrat Lucien C. Gause. He engaged in agricultural pursuits.
On April 17, 1858 he was married to Caroline Sarah Turpin Chick who was the widow of Asa's relative John W. Hodges. He died near Marion, Arkansas, and is interred at Elmwood Cemetery in Shelby County, in Memphis, Tennessee next to his wife Caroline.