Asa Hodges

Asa Hodges ( born January 22, 1822 Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama, † June 6, 1900 in Marion, Arkansas ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1875 he represented the first electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Asa Hodges was born in Alabama, but came very early to Arkansas. He graduated from LaGrange College and then studied law. After his admission took place in 1848 and 1860 he began to work in this profession. Politically he joined after the Civil War the Republican Party.

In 1867, Hodges was a delegate at a meeting to revise the constitution of Arkansas. In 1868 he was elected to the House of Representatives from Arkansas. Between 1870 and 1873 he was a member of the State Senate. In the congressional elections of 1872 Hodges was in the first district of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat James M. Hanks on March 4, 1873. Since he resigned in 1874 to run again, Hanks was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1875.

After the end of his time in Congress Asa Hodges retired from politics. For the rest of his life he was engaged in farming. He died on 6 June 1900 in Marion, and was buried in Memphis (Tennessee).