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James Hodge CODDING

(1849-1919)

CODDING, James Hodge, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pike Township, Bradford County, Pa., July 8, 1849; moved to Towanda, Pa., in 1854; attended the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute, Towanda, Pa., and Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.; engaged in the hardware business at Towanda in 1868; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Towanda, Pa., in 1879; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Myron B. Wright; reelected to the Fifty-fifth Congress and served from November 5, 1895, to March 3, 1899; was not a candidate for reelection in 1898; resumed the practice of law in Towanda; moved to New York City in 1903; grand secretary general of the northern Masonic jurisdiction for the Scottish Rite bodies from 1902 until his death in Brooklyn, N.Y., September 12, 1919; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford County, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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