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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.


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.


  • Bar: Virginia 1970.


  • Other Work

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


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.

Robert Frank Hodous

Nancy Aurelia (Power) Hodous

Susan Cottrell Birkhead

Robert Everett Hodous

Shannon Alycia Hodous