William H. Hodges, January 1, 1985-November 1, 1989

Judge William H. Hodges
Photographic portrait, 1985

Born 1929 in Hickory, Norfolk County, Virginia.
Died September 14, 2017 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Elected by the General Assembly on December 17, 1984 to an eight-year term beginning January 1, 1985. Service terminated by retirement.

Randolph-Macon College, B.A., 1951
Washington and Lee University, LL.B., 1956

Other judicial experience:
Judge, First Judicial Circuit, 1972-1984 (chief judge, 1980-1984).

Professional career:
Private practice in Norfolk, Virginia, 1956-1960.
Private practice in Chesapeake, Virginia, 1960-1972.
Virginia state delegate, 1962-1966.
Virginia state senator, 1966-1972.

Military service:
U.S. Coast Guard Intelligence (Korean War), 1951-1953

Oral history

Elected, Journal of the House of Delegates, 1984 Special Session, 10; retired effective November 1, 1989, Journal of the Senate of Virginia, 1990 Regular Session, 68; birth, education, professional career, and military service, The American Bench: Judges of the Nation (Forster-Long, Inc., 1985-1986), 2326; dates served as chief judge, email correspondence with Faye Mitchell, Clerk, Circuit Court, City of Chesapeake, February 24, 2015; obituary published in The Virginian-Pilot, September 19, 2017.