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November 14, 1995


Kenneth J. Hodson Sr.

Washington, D.C. -- Services for Maj. Gen. Kenneth J. Hodson, 82, Washington, D.C., will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Fort Myer Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

Mr. Hodson died Saturday, Nov. 11, 1995, in Washington, D.C.

He was born April 27, 1913, in Crestline, Kan., the son of Asa and Lilian Raymer Hodson.

He attended Kansas University, where he took part in the ROTC program. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army Reserve as a second lieutenant of artillery in 1934. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science in 1935 and a law degree in 1937, both from KU.

He started work in the Judge Advocate General's Department in 1942, where he worked for more than 30 years and helped with military law reform, including the passage of the Military Justice Act of 1968.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie B. Hodson, of the home; two sons, Kenneth Jr., Kansas City, Kan., and D. Michael, Lothian, Md.; two daughters, Terrie L. Hodson, Silver Springs, Md., and Altie H. Metcalf, Lothian, Md.; two brothers, Raymer, Kansas City, Mo., and Roger, Perry; a sister, Doris Hupe-Weaver, Perry; and a granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen B. Hodson, in 1965.

The family suggests memorials to the Kenneth J. Hodson Memorial Fund, Kansas University Endowment Association, P.O. Box 928, Lawrence 66044, or the Endowment Fund for Kenneth J. Hodson Memorial Fund Chair of Criminal Law, in care of The Judge Advocate General's School, 600 Massie Rd., Charlottesville, Va. 22903-1781.

Joseph Gawler's Sons Funeral Home, Washington, D.C., is in charge of arrangements.

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