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Hodges, Emerson

Senate 1857-60 (District 8)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Olmsted

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1826 (uncertain)
Birth Place: New York
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1888
Gender: Male
Religion:
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Eyota
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; College Graduate;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Government: Eyota, Minnesota (Town Superintendent); 1860 to 1861
U.S. Executive Branch: United States Second Auditor's Office, Washington D.C. (Clerkship, more than 20 years); 1864 to 188? [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He came to Minnesota in 1856.

He died in Washington D.C.

Total Days Served: 1133

SESSIONS SERVED

2nd Legislative Session (1859-1860)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 08
Elected: 10/11/1859
Residence: Marion
Term of Office: 12/7/1859 to 1/7/1861
Counties Represented: Olmsted
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Elections
  • Ways and Means (Chair)

1st Legislative Session (1857-1858)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 08
Elected: 10/13/1857
Residence: Eyota
Term of Office: 12/2/1857 to 12/6/1859
Counties Represented: Olmsted
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Federal Relations
  • Internal Improvements
  • Roads and Bridges
Session Notes: He was sworn in on December 7, 1857 and subscribed to the oath of office on December 8, 1857. An 1858-59 session was not held due to the protracted session of 1857-58. (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1872, p. 66) Thus, even though the first session was adjourned on August 12, 1858; the term end date for it is listed as the day before the second legislative session's start date.
Photographs
Emerson Hodges of Marion, member of the First State Legislature (ca. 1858) From the Minnesota Historical Society's Visual Resources Database