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William Henry Hudgins was American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1953. Decorated Commendatore de Italia, Commandeur de l'Ordre du Ouissam Alaouite Cherifien France.


Hudgins, William Henry was born on November 19, 1915 in Chase City, Virginia, United States. Son of Edward Wren and Lucy (Morton) Hudgins.


BJ, Washington University. AB, Lee University, 1938. Juris Doctor, University Virginia, 1941.

Postgraduate, foreign Service Institute, Washington, 1947.


Vice consul American embassy, Santiago, Chile, 1947—1948. Attorney Office Judge Advisory General Navy & White House Aide, 1949—1950. Aide flag lieutenant Commander-in-Chief Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean, London, 1950—1951.

Senior aide to commander-in-chief South Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Naples, Italy, 1951—1953. Appointed to special assignments as aide to supreme North Atlantic Treaty Organization Commander and to King Paul of Greece, 1952—1953. Military aide de camp to Virginia governors Tuck, Battle, Stanley and Almond.

Attorney Chase City, Virginia, 1953—1970. Co-owner, partner Marine Transport Associates, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1971. Owner Reveille Plantation, Mecklenburg.

World traveller and lecturer on foreign affairs. With United States Naval Reserve, 1940, Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1953.


  • Bar: Virginia 1953.


Trustee Roanoke River Museum, Prestwould Foundation, member finance committee, 1979—1982. Chairman Task Force Redevelopment Downtown Chase City, 1981. Member of Sons of the American Revolution, Mecklenburg History Society, Virginia History Society, Archaeol.

Society Virginia (president Roanoke River branch 1982-1983), Virginia Museum, Roanoke River Art Association (president 1979-1980, chairman board trustee since 1982), Magna Carta Barons, Society Descendants Original Knights Garter, Society Colonial Wars, Chase City Chamber of Commerce (chairman civic committee, president 1982-1983), National Trust Historic Preservation, Association Preservation Virginia Antiquities (director, president Roanoke River branch since 1983), University Club (Washington), Beta Theta Pi (vestryman 1964-1965, general chairman bicentennial commemoration 1966), Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Delta Chi, Phi Alpha Delta.


Edward Wren Hudgins

Lucy (Morton) Hudgins