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Hudson, Charles

Born: 1795-11-14 Marlboro, Massachusetts

Died: 1881-05-04 Lexington, Massachusetts

Charles Hudson attended common schools, later at an academy, and taught school. He served in the War of 1812 and studied theology. He became ordained as a Universalist minister in 1819 and moved to Westminister in 1824. Hudson wrote religious textbooks and sacred memoirs. He won election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives serving from 1828-33 and served in the State Senate from 1833-39. He sat on the Massachusetts State Board of Education from 1837-45 and worked as executive councilor from 1839-41. Hudson won election, as a Whig, to the U.S. House of Representatives to fill a vacancy in 1841. He won reelection to the following three Congresses and served until 1849. Hudson returned to Lexington, Massachusetts in 1849 and served as naval officer of the port of Boston from 1849-53. He also edited the Boston Daily Atlas and worked as assessor of internal revenue from 1864-68.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 1251; Gravestone, Munroe Cemetery, Lexington, MA.