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HODGES, GALEN (1813–1884). Galen Hodges, community leader and Democratic party official, was born in Rhode Island in 1813. He moved to Texas before 1838, when he settled in Matagorda County and became a community leader. At various times he held the positions of postmaster, surveyor and inspector general, alderman, chairman of the county Democratic executive committee, and treasurer of the Southern Rights Association. He was on his way to a Confederate veterans' meeting when he died in Victoria on May 10, 1884.


Galveston News, May 19, 1884. Telegraph and Texas Register, February 11, 1846. Austin Texas State Gazette, December 14, 1850, February 10, 1851.

Carolyn Hyman

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