Joe Hodgens

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Joseph Hodgens in 1938

Joseph (Joe) Hodgens (5 January 1887 – 12 January 1955) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.


New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1935–1938 25th Palmerston Labour
1938–1943 26th Palmerston North Labour
1943–1946 27th Palmerston North Labour

He represented the Manawatu electorate of Palmerston from 1935, and from 1938 when it was renamed Palmerston North, to 1946[1] when he retired due to the failing health of his wife.[2]

Born in Waimea South, Nelson, Hodgens was a builder, Secretary of the Carpenters Union, and served on the Palmerston North Borough Council (1919–1921; 1923–1944).[2] He was a cousin of Pat Hickey.[3][4]

Hodgens died in Palmerston North in 1955 and was buried in Terrace End Cemetery.[5]


  1. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. pp. 114, 162. 
  2. ^ a b Atkinson, Neill. "Hodgens, Joseph". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Gustafson, Barry (1986). From the Cradle to the Grave: a biography of Michael Joseph Savage. Auckland: Reed Methuen. p. 283. ISBN 0-474-00138-5. 
  4. ^ "Joseph Hodgens : Member of Parliament for Palmerston North 1935-1946" (PDF). Palmerston North City Libraries. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cemetery and cremation detail". Palmerston North City Council. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Jimmy Nash
Member of Parliament for Palmerston
Succeeded by
Ormond Wilson