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Robert Power Hodous

Robert Power Hodous, American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1970.


  • Hodous, Robert Power was born on July 29, 1945 in Zanesville, Ohio, United States. Son of Robert Frank and Nancy Aurelia (Power) Hodous.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1967. Juris Doctor, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1970.


    • Associate firm McGuire, Woods & Battle, Charlottesville, 1970-1971. Assistant trust officer National Bank & Trust Company, 1971-1972, trust officer, 1972-1975, secretary, 1975-1979, Jefferson Bankshares, Inc. (formerly New Brunswick Corporation), Charlottesville, 1979-1991, vice president, secretary, 1985-1991, senior vice president, secretary, 1987-1991.

      Assistant to president Jefferson National Bank, 1987-1991. Private practice law, 1991-1992. Member firm Payne & Hodous, Limited liability partnership, since 1992.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Virginia 1970.


    • Author: Let's Really Change Taxes, 1998.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Chairman professional division Thomas Jefferson Area United Way, 1973, vice-chairman, 1978-1979, campaign chairman, 1979-1980, vice president planning, 1981, president, 1983. Board directors Central Virginia chapter American Red Cross, 1972-1978, treasurer, 1972-1975, chairman, 1975-1977. Commissioner Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, 1974-1978.

    Member Region X Community Mental Health and Retardation Services Board, 1973-1979, chairman, 1974-1976, member executive committee, 1976-1978. Vice president Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle, 1985-1986, president, 1986-1988. Co-president Greenbier School Parent-Teachers Association, 1985-1986.

    Chairman recreation precinct Charlottesville City Democratic Committee, 1971, Republican committee, since 1992. Chairman City Republican Committee, 2000-2006. Board directors Charlottesville-Albemarle Community Foundation, 1987-2000, chairman development committee, 1991-1993, member executive and finance committees, 1991-2000, chairman finance committee, 1997-2000.

    Board directors Free Enterprise Forum, since 2002. Member of Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce (government affairs committee since 1996, co-chair 2002-2004), Computer Law Association, Virginia Bankers Association (committee drafted Virginia Trust Subsidiary Act 1973, trust committee 1974-1977, legal affairs committee 1986-1991, large bank legislation coordinator 1987-1991), Virginia State Bar, Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, Fairview Club (Charlottesville) (president 1974-1975).


    • Married Susan Cottrell Birkhead, February 1, 1969. Children: Robert Everett, Shannon Alycia.
    • father: Robert Frank Hodous
    • mother: Nancy Aurelia (Power) Hodous
    • spouse: Susan Cottrell Birkhead
    • children: Robert Everett Hodous
    • Shannon Alycia Hodous
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    Born July 29, 1945
    (age 72)