Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

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Hodgdon, Fredrick Crosby, 1873-1947


Fredrick Crosby Hodgdon (1873-1946), A1894, was a life trustee of Tufts. For many years, he was also a member of the Board of Visitors to the School of Liberal Arts.

Hodgdon was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, on February 8, 1873.While studying at Tufts he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and Phi Beta Kappa. He spent his summers working as a meter reader for Boston Gas Company. During his junior year, he organized and opened the first on-campus bookstore for Tufts students, a venture that led him to associate himself with another prominent Tufts alumnus, Edwin Ginn, A1862,the founder and president of Ginn & Company. Hodgdon stayed with the publishing company for the remainder of his life, eventually becoming a partner in 1912. He retired from active participation in the business in 1931.He was a member of the University Club of New York, The Century Association of New York and several other organizations.

Hodgdon maintained an interest in Tufts for much of his lifetime. He helped found the Tufts Club of New York and represented his class at its fiftieth anniversary exercises in 1944.He was made an Alumni Trustee in 1923, and a Life Trustee in 1935.

Hodgdon Gate, located to the north of Memorial Steps, across from wasgiven by Hodgdon in memory of his sister, Georgia L. Hodgdon, A1897. Hodgdon Hall, a dormitory on Talbot Avenue, is named in his honor.

He and his wife, Jeanette Rector Hodgdon, resided in the former home of the mayor, 4 Gramercy Park, in New York City. He died on November 16, 1946.

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