Hodge, William

Born: 1791-02-24

Died: 1844-12-13

Flourished: Vandalia, Illinois

Hodge became the editor of the Vandalia Free Press & Illinois Whig newspaper, in 1836. He edited the paper until at least 1840. Hodge opposed Abraham Lincoln and other Springfield Whigs, whom he called the "Junto."

Gravestone, Old State Cemetery, Vandalia, IL; History of Fayette County, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1878), 40; S. N. D. North, History and Present Condition of the Newspaper and Periodical Press of the United States (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1884), 362; Charles Manfred Thompson, "The Illinois Whigs before 1846," University of Illinois Studies in the Social Sciences 4 (1915), 159.