Asa Hodges
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Preceded byJames M. Hanks
Succeeded byLucien C. Gause
Arkansas State Senator
for Crittenden County
In office
Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1822-01-22)January 22, 1822
Moulton, Lawrence County
Alabama, USA
DiedJune 6, 1900(1900-06-06) (aged 78)
Marion, Crittenden County
Resting placeElmwood Cemetery in Shelby County, Tennessee
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceMarion, Crittenden County
Alma materHannibal-LaGrange University
ProfessionPlanter, attorney

Asa Hodges (January 22, 1822 – June 6, 1900) was a one-term U.S. Representative for Arkansas's 1st congressional district, with service from 1873 to 1875.

Born near Moulton in Lawrence County in northern Alabama, Hodges moved to Marion in Crittenden County in northeastern Arkansas. He attended La Grange Male and Female College in LaGrange, Missouri, now part of Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Missouri. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1848, and practiced until 1860. Prior to the American Civil War, Hodges owned many slaves near Memphis, Tennessee.

He served as delegate to the Arkansas constitutional convention in 1867. He was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for a partial term in 1868 and the Arkansas Senate from 1870 to 1873.

Hodges was elected as a Republican to the 43rd United States Congress (March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875) to Arkansas' First District. He did not seek reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress and was succeeded by the Democrat Lucien C. Gause. Thereafter, he engaged in farming.


On April 17, 1858, he married Caroline Sarah Turpin Chick, the widow of his relative, John W. Hodges. He died near Marion and is interred next to his wife at Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis in Shelby County.


  • United States Congress. "Asa Hodges (id: H000671)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James M. Hanks
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Lucien C. Gause