1876–1954

Introduction

Born: 1876, Co­lo­ra­do.

Died: April 4, 1954, Woos­ter, Ohio.

Buried: Doyle­stown Ce­me­te­ry, Doyles­town, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Biography

A jour­nal­ist, au­thor, po­et and lec­tur­er, Hodg­es wrote a col­umn called The Op­ti­mist for the Phi­la­del­phia North Am­er­i­can (now the Phi­la­del­phia In­quir­er).

He worked with Em­i­ly Bis­sell to in­tro­duce Christ­mas Seals to raise funds and aware­ness for lung dis­eas­es such as tu­ber­cu­losis. The Penn­syl­van­ia State Me­di­cal So­ci­e­ty gave him its Ben­ja­min Rush Aw­ard in 1952.

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