Henry Clay Hodges, Jr. (1860 - 1963)

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Maj. Gen. Henry Clay Hodges, Jr. commanded the Hawaiian Department from March-May of 1919. The son of a Civil War veteran, he gained appointment to West Point in 1877 and obtained his commission in 1881. His first 20 years of service were with the 22nd Infantry Regiment, including time in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War.

After four years of recruiting duty and Construction Quartermaster, Hodges returned to the 22nd Infantry Regiment as Commander of the 2nd Battalion from 1905-06. Following more time in the Philippines and attending the Army War College, Hodges rejoined the 22nd Infantry Regiment again, this time in Fort Seward, Alaska, from 1909-10, and at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from 1910-11.

From 1911-14, Hodges served the Office of the Army Chief of Staff and General Staff, before returning to Texas to command the 17th Infantry Regiment from 1914-16. From there he took command of the 1st Infantry Regiment in Hawaii before leading the 39th Division as Commanding General for the American Expeditionary Force in World War I from 1917-18.

After the war, Gen. Hodges took command of the 17th Division at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana before his Hawaiian command. He concluded his career as Commanding General of Schofield Barracks from 1919 until his retirement in December of 1920. He died in 1963.

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Hodges Jr., Henry Clay. April 20, 1860 born in Washington state, son of Henry C. Hodges; June 11, 1881 graduated from West Point (23/53) and appointed 2nd Lieut., 22nd United States Infantry Regiment 1881-1886 frontier duty; 1884-1885 Aide-de-Camp to General Augur; 1886 Assistant Professor of Mathematics at West Point; August 30, 1890 1st Lieut.; April 26, 1898 Captain Philippine Insurrection; 1906-1908 served in Philippine Islands; 1917 Major General World War I-commanding General, 39th Division, American Expeditionary Force; 1920 retired as Brigadier General ;1930 retired as Major General. April 2, 1955-July 15, 1963 oldest living West Point graduate; July 15, 1963 died at Stamford, Connecticut.

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