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Asa HODGES

(1822-1900)

HODGES, Asa, a Representative from Arkansas; born near Moulton, Lawrence County, Ala., January 22, 1822; moved to Marion, Ark.; attended La Grange College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and practiced until 1860; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867; served in the State house of representatives in 1868; member of the State senate 1870-1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died near Marion, Ark., June 6, 1900; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.

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

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