James Hodge Codding

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James Hodge Codding
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th district
In office
November 5, 1895 – March 3, 1899
Preceded byEdwin J. Jorden
Succeeded byCharles F. Wright
Personal details
Born(1849-07-08)July 8, 1849
Pike Township, Pennsylvania
DiedSeptember 12, 1919(1919-09-12) (aged 70)
Political partyRepublican

James Hodge Codding (July 8, 1849 – September 12, 1919) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

James H. Codding was born in Pike Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He moved to Towanda, Pennsylvania, in 1854. He attended the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute in Towanda and Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He was engaged in the hardware business at Towanda in 1868. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Towanda in 1879.

Codding was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Myron B. Wright. He was reelected to the Fifty-fifth Congress. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1898. He resumed the practice of law in Towanda, and in 1903 moved to New York City. He served as grand secretary general of the northern Masonic jurisdiction for the Scottish Rite bodies from 1902 until his death in Brooklyn, New York, in 1919. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda, Pennsylvania.


  • United States Congress. "James Hodge Codding (id: C000580)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edwin J. Jorden
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles F. Wright