Department of Michigan
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Paul D. Hodges
Department Commander 1997 - 1998
D. Hodges joined the order in January 1986, becoming a member of
the Curtenius Guard Camp No. 17 of Lansing and Sunfield. He has
served in several offices of the Camp, including Camp Commander
Brother Hodges also has held various offices in the Department
of Michigan. He was elected Department Commander in 1997, following
in the footsteps of his grandfather, Herrick
Hodges, the first Michigan Department Commander. Paul represented
the Department in the Michigan Commanders Group for two years. He
was awarded the Department’s Abraham Lincoln Certificate of
Appreciation in 1992.
Brother Hodges also holds memberships in other historical societies.
He is a past president of the Sons of the Revolution in the State
of Michigan, a member of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America,
and a life member of the Sons of Spanish-American War Veterans.
Brother Hodges has worked in several engineering capacities including
more than 32 years as an environmental engineer with the Michigan
Department of Public Health. He served in the U.S. Army as a topographic
surveyor. A life member of the National Society of Professional
Engineers, he is a past president of its Grand Valley Chapter. He
is also a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and
was elected to the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
Brother Hodges is an elder of the Westminster Presbyterian Church
in Lansing. He has served the church in several capacities including
Clerk of Session and Church Treasurer.
Brother Hodges is married to Donna (Beutler) Hodges; they have
a daughter, Bethany, a son, Paul Jr. and two grandchildren.