Asa Hodges

Asa Hodges was a one-term U.S. representative from Arkansas's 1st congressional district who served from 1873 to 1875. 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. He served as delegate to the Arkansas constitutional convention in 1867. He was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives in 1868 and ... more on Wikipedia

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