Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hezekiah Alexander Gudger (1849-1917)

Hezekiah Alexander Gudger (1849-1917) of Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina. Born in Marshall, Madison County, North Carolina 27 May 1849. Son of Joseph Jackson Gudger and Sarah Emaline (Barnard) Gudger; married 10 August 1875 Jennie Hardy Smith (1854-1943); brother of James Madison Gudger, Jr.; uncle of Katherine Gudger Langley.

Republican. Lawyer. Member of North Carolina House of Representatives 1873-1876; member of North Carolina Senate 1885; candidate for Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1896; U.S. Consul General in Panama, 1897-1905; Justice, Canal Zone Supreme Court 1905-14; Chief Justice, 1909-1914. Methodist.

Member, Freemasons. Died in Beaverdam, Buncombe County, North Carolina 22 September 1917 (age 68 years, 118 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina.

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