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Verne Antonio Hodge

Verne Antonio Hodge, Canadian judge. Bar: VI 1969, District of Columbia 1969, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973. Recipient American Jurisprudence awards in state, local and federal taxation, 1968-1969, certificate in advanced income tax law Internal Revenue Service, 1960, award of merit 9th Infantry Division United States Army, 1958.

Background

  • Hodge, Verne Antonio was born on November 16, 1933 in St. Thomas, VI. Son of John Wesley Hodge and Idalia Victoria Stout.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, Hampton University, 1956. Juris Doctor cum laude, Howard University, 1969.

    Career

    • Internal auditor, internal revenue agent VI Government, 1958-1961. Public accountant, comptroller Mannassah Busline, Inc., St. Thomas, 1961-1965. Business manager, personnel director VI Department Public Works, 1965-1966.

      Private practice law VI, 1969-1973. Attorney general, 1973-1976. Chief judge VI Territorial Court, St. Thomas, 1976-1999, retired, 1999.

      Designated justice VI Supreme Court, 2007. Past chairman Eastern region National Association Attorneys General. Member VI Industrial Incentive Board, 1963-1964, VI Board Elections, 1964-1966.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: VI 1969, District of Columbia 1969, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973.

    Works

    • Author: The Need for Constitutional Courts in the United States Territories, 1968, The Mirror Theory and Its Effects, 1969.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Served to 1st lieutenant, infantry United States Army, 1956-1958. Member American Judges Association, American, National, VI bar associations.

    Connections

    • Children: Verne Junior, Bridget, Teresa.
    • father: John Wesley Hodge
    • mother: Idalia Victoria Stout
    • children: Verne Junior Hodge
    • Bridget Hodge
    • Teresa Hodge
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