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RAYMOND E. HODGE. One of the younger generation of attorneys in San Bernardino. Raymond E. Hodge has already established himself as second to none in legal acquirements and as a master of the law. He has created confidence in himself by his handling of cases given to him, and his increasing patronage shows that the public recognizes his skill. His recreation seems to be hard work and research and, blessed with fine intellect, educational advantages and a determination to succeed, he is well known as a worth-while man. His friends predict many honors in store for him in the not distant future.

Mr. Hodge was born in Denver. Colorado, May 18, 1884, a son of Morgan C. and Emma J. (Wood) Hodge, the father a native of Ohio and his mother of New York. Morgan C. Hodge was a traveling salesman until he came out to California and located in Rialto. Here he entered the scholastic field, becoming a teacher in the public schools of that city. He taught for ten years, and now has retired and is living in Rialto. His wife died in 1908. They were the parents of three children. Of whom the subject of this sketch was the oldest, Harry is assistant manager of the Colton Globe Mill at Colton, and Victor is athletic instructor in Santa Rosa, California.

Raymond E. Hodge was educated in the grammar and high schools of San Bernardino, from whence he graduated, going then to the Leland Stanford, Jr., University. He was graduated from there with the class of 1908, with the degree of A. B. He took the pre-legal course and then entered the law offices of W. J. and J. W. Curtis and was admitted to the bar in July, 1908. He was with them nearly a year, when he was appointed deputy district attorney under Rex Goodcell. He remained in the office of the district attorney until January 1915, and then formed a partnership with S. W. McNabb, which has since continued successfully. The firm does a general practice and is all the time forging ahead.

Mr. Hodge was united in marriage in June, 1910, with Bernice Anna Knoll, a daughter of Edward and Clara Knoll, of Riverside. Mrs. Hodge was born in Illinois, came to Riverside, California, as a child with her parents, and was educated in the public and high schools of Riverside. She is a member of the Women's Club of Rialto. Mr. and Mrs. Hodge are the parents of two children, Robert E. and Geraldine E. Mr. Hodge is politically a republican and in religion is a Methodist. Among his fraternal connections are those of San Bernardino Lodge No. 836, B. P. O. E., and the San Bernardino Lodge No. 348, A. F. and A. M. He is also a member of the San Bernardino Bar Association, the Delta Chi college fraternity and the Progressive Business Club, National.

 

Source:
History of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties 
By: John Brown, Jr., Editor for San Bernardino County 
And James Boyd, Editor for Riverside County 
With selected biography of actors and witnesses of the period 
of growth and achievement.
Volume III, the Western Historical Association, 1922, 
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, ILL

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011