HODGES, Kaneaster, Jr., (1938 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1977-1979
Party: Democrat

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

HODGES, Kaneaster, Jr., a Senator from Arkansas; born in Newport, Jackson County, Ark., August 20, 1938; attended the public schools; graduated from Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., 1960, from the graduate school of theology of Southern Methodist University, Dallas 1963, and from the law school of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 1967; admitted to the Arkansas bar in 1967 and commenced practice in Newport; lay minister, lawyer, and farmer; hospital and prison chaplain; city attorney and deputy prosecuting attorney, Newport, Ark., 1967-1974; legislative secretary to Governor David Pryor 1975; chairman, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission 1974-1976; member, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission 1976-1977; appointed on December 10, 1977, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John L. McClellan for the term ending January 3, 1979, and served from December 10, 1977, to January 3, 1979; was not a candidate for the six-year term; is a resident of Newport, Ark.