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

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

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

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

Professional career:
Private practice, Norfolk, 1956-1960; and Chesapeake, 1960-1972
State delegate, 1962-1966
State senator, 1966-1972

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

Oral history

Sources:
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-PilotSeptember 19, 2017.