George Tisdale Hodges

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George Tisdale Hodges
George Tisdale Hodges.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 1st district
In office
December 1, 1856 – March 3, 1857
Preceded by James Meacham
Succeeded by Eliakim Persons Walton
Member of the Vermont Senate
In office
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1789-07-04)July 4, 1789
Clarendon, Vermont, U.S.
Died August 9, 1860(1860-08-09) (aged 71)
Rutland, Vermont, U.S.
Resting place Evergreen Cemetery
Rutland, Vermont
Citizenship US
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Emily Bliss Hodges
Children Lorain Hodges
Mary Elizabeth Hodges
Miriam L. Hodges
Caroline Keith Hodges
George Hodges
Emily Hodges Townsend
James Bliss Hodges
John H. Hodges
Profession Lawyer

George Tisdale Hodges (July 4, 1789 – August 9, 1860) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont.

Early life[edit]

Hodges was born in Clarendon, Vermont and attended the common schools.


Involved in the banking industry in Rutland, Vermont, Hodges served as president of the Bank of Rutland for over twenty-five years.

Hodges served as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1827 to 1829, 1839 and 1840.[1] He served in the Vermont State Senate from 1845 to 1847 and was President pro tempore in 1846 and 1847.[2]

A Whig Presidential Elector for Vermont in 1848, Hodges became a Republican when that party was founded. In 1856 he was elected to the Thirty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Meacham. He served from December 1, 1856 to March 3, 1857.[3] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1856.


Hodges died on August 9, 1860 in Rutland. He is interred at Evergreen Cemetery in Rutland.[4]


  1. ^ "HODGES, George Tisdale, (1789 - 1860)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "George Tisdale Hodges (1789-1860)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rep. George Hodges". Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "George Tisdale Hodges". Find A Grave. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Meacham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Eliakim P. Walton