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James Hodge Codding

Born: Jul 8, 1849

Death: Sep 12, 1919

Birthplace: Pike Township

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

James Hodge Codding

Date of Birth : Jul 8, 1849
Date of Death : Sep 12, 1919
Birth Place : Pike Township

James Hodge Codding was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. James H. Codding was born in Pike Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He moved to Towanda, Pennsylvania, in 1854. He attended the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute in Towanda and Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He was engaged in the hardware business at Towanda in 1868. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Towanda in 1879. Codding was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Myron B. Wright. He was reelected to the Fifty-fifth Congress. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1898. He resumed the practice of law in Towanda, and in 1903 moved to New York City. He served as grand secretary general of the northern Masonic jurisdiction for the Scottish Rite bodies from 1902 until his death in Brooklyn, New York, in 1919. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda, Pennsylvania.


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