HUDSON, Charles



HUDSON, Charles, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Marlboro, Middlesex County, Mass., November 14, 1795; attended the common schools and later an academy; taught school; served in the War of 1812; studied theology; was ordained as a Universalist minister in 1819 and located in Westminster in 1824; author of religous textbooks and sacred memoirs; member of the State house of representatives 1828-1833; served in the State senate 1833-1839; member of the Massachusetts State Board of Education 1837-1845; executive councilor 1839-1841; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Levi Lincoln; reelected to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses and served from May 3, 1841, to March 3, 1849; unsuccessful for reelection in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress; moved to Lexington, Mass., in 1849; naval officer of the port of Boston 1849-1853; edited the Boston Daily Atlas; assessor of internal revenue 1864-1868; selectman of Lexington, Mass., 1868-1875; died in Lexington, Mass., May 4, 1881; interment in Munroe Cemetery.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Hudson, Charles. Abstract of the history of Hudson. [Boston]: Published by vote of the town, 1877.

------. Abstract of the history of Lexington, Mass. Boston: Press of T. R. Marvin & Son, 1876.

------. Address delivered before the New England Association of the Soldiers of the War of 1812. Lawrence, Mass.: Lawrence Daily Eagle Printing Office, 1879.

------. An address of Charles Hudson, of Mass. Washington: J. & G.S. Gideon, printers, [1849].

------. Character of Abraham Lincoln: President of the United States. [Boston?: N.p., 1863?]

------. Doubts concerning the battle of Bunker Hill. Addressed to the Christian public. Boston and Cambridge: J. Munroe & Co., 1857.

------. Genealogical register of Lexington families, from the first settlement of the town. Boston: Wiggin & Lunt, 1868.

------. History of the town of Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, from its first settlement to 1868. With a genealogical register of Lexington families. Boston: Wiggin & Lunt, 1868. Reprint, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913.

------. History of the town of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, from its first settlement in 1657 to 1861; with a brief sketch of the town of Northborough, a genealogy of the families in Marlborough to 1800, and an account of the celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the town. Boston: Press of T. R. Marvin & Son, 1862.

------. A history of the town of Westminster, from its first settlement to the present time. Mendon, Mass.: G. W. Stacy, printer, 1832. [Westminster, Mass. Westminster Historical Society, 1974].

------. Lexington town meetings from 1765 to 1775. Boston: N.p., 1905.

------. The life and character of Major Pitcairn [the British officer, who opened the drama of the American Revolution on the 19th of April, 1775. Boston: N.p., 1880].

------. Speech of Mr. C. Hudson, of Massachusetts, on the portion of the President's message relating to the Mexican War. Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States, Dec. 16, 1846. Washington: Printed by J. & G. S. Gideon, 1846.

------. Speech of Mr. Charles Hudson, of Mass., on the Constitutional power of Congress over the territories, and the right of excluding slavery therefrom. Delivered in the House of Representatives of the U.S., June 20, 1848. Washington: J. & G. S. Gideon, 1848.

------. Speech of Mr. Hudson, of Massachusetts, on the cost of the war and finances of the country: Delivered in the House of Representatives of the U. States, February 15, 1848. Washington: Printed by J. & G.S. Gideon, 1848.

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