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Posted on Jan-7-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
HON. JOHN HODGDON, attorney at law, office corner Main and Seventh streets; is a native of New Hampshire, and was born in Weare, Hillsboro Co., Oct. 8, 1800; he grew up and attended school there, and prepared for college at Exeter Academy. He entered Bowdoin College, and graduated from that institution in 1827. He studied law with Allan Gilman, of Bangor, Me., and was admitted to the Con't.

Posted on Jan-7-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
bar and practiced law there. In 1838, he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Amelia Legget, a native of New York. In 1843, he went to Holton, Me., to settle two townships of land, one of which was given him by his grandfather, and one he bought; he remained there ten years. He came West to Iowa, and located at Dubuque Nov. 1, 1853; he engaged in buying and selling lands. In 1859, he Con't.

Posted on Jan-7-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
again resumed the practice of his profession; since then he has given his attention to real estate and law. While living in Maine, Gen. Hodgdon was prominently connected with official life. In 1847, he was elected to the State Senate, and served two terms, and was chosen presiding office of that body. When only 33 years of age, he was elected President of the Mercantile Bank of Bangor, Me. Con't

Posted on Jan-7-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
He was a member of the Governor's Council in 1833. He held the office of Bank Commissioner and Bank Examiner six years, and also held the office of State Land Agent four years. He was appointed by President Polk Commissioner, on the part of the State of Maine, to confer with George W. Coffin on the part of the State of Massachusetts, to settle and distribute the disputed Territory Fund. Con't.

Posted on Jan-7-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
He was a member of the first Presidential Convention ever held in the United States; it was held at Baltimore, May 22,1832. Gen. Hodgdon has from early manhood been extensively engaged in dealing in lands, and is now a large property owner. There are very few men now living who have been so actively engaged in active business life during the present century. Con't

Posted on Jan-7-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
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