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Hezekiah A. Gudger, American judge. Member school board of Asheville several years and trustee of University of North Carolina before going to Panama.; Mason.

Background

Gudger, Hezekiah A. was born on May 27, 1850 in Marshall, North Carolina, United States. Son of Joseph Jackson and Sarah Emaline (Barnard) Gudger.

Education

Educated Leicester Academy and Weaver-Tille College, Buncombe Company, North Carolina, to 1870 (A.M.). Graduate Bailey’s Law School, Asheville, North Carolina, 1871.

Career

Engaged in practice of law at Asheville. North Carolina, from 1871. Elected to N C. Legislature, 1872 and 1874.

Principal North Carolina Institution for Education of the Deaf, Dumb and Blind, 1877-1883. Resigned to reënter practice of law, January 1883. Elected to North Carolina Senate, 1885.

Candidate for elector from North Carolina at-large on McKinley ticket, 1896. American consul general to Panama, 1897-1905. Justice Supreme Court, Canal Zone, Panama, 1905-1914, chief justice, 1909-1914.

Resumed practice at Asheville.

Religion

Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

Views

Methodist member is very much a folk theologian who should speak 'plain truth to plain people'.

Membership

Member school board of Asheville several years and trustee of University of North Carolina before going to Panama.

Connections

Married Jennie Hardy Smith, August 10, 1875.

father:
Joseph Jackson Gudger

mother:
Sarah Emaline (Barnard) Gudger

spouse:
Jennie Hardy Smith