Biography of Devoe P. Hodson


Hodson, Devoe P., Buffalo, was born at Ithaca. N. Y., March 23, 1856; received his education at the Ithaca Academy and Cornell University, and read law in his native city with Hon. Samuel D. Halliday and Judge Marcus Lyon, beginning in the former's office while he was still in college. He was admitted to the bar in September, 1877, began active practice in Ithaca, and in 1885-86 served as corporation counsel of that city. In 1888 he formed a copartnership with Hon. Walter G. Smith, then the owner of the Ithaca Republican, and removing to San Diego, Cal., established a newspaper there. A few months later, however, Mr. Hodson returned east and located in Buffalo, where he has since been engaged in the general practice of his profession, winning a foremost place at the bar as an able, conscientious and painstaking lawyer. He had been in Buffalo less than two years when the municipal authorities of Niagara Falls elected him as their non-resident corporation counsel, an office he held two years; recently he was tendered the position of city attorney of Buffalo, but declined the appointment. Mr. Hodson was married to Mariette Wood, of Painted Post, N. Y., in 1880.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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