James Leonard HODGES, Congress, MA (1790-1846)


HODGES, James Leonard, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., April 24, 1790; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; bank cashier; postmaster of Taunton; member of the State constitutional convention in 1820; served in the senate in 1823 and 1824; elected as an Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first, and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1833); declined to be a candidate for renomination; died in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., March 8, 1846; interment in Plain Burying Ground.

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