Earlier today, Premier David Burt signed the Condolence Book for the family of the late The Hon. Arthur D.O. Hodgson JP.
The book is available for the public to sign at the Cabinet Office from today (Monday, 20th February) through Friday, 24th February from 10am – 3pm daily.
As a lawyer, politician, educator, real estate broker, business developer, and researcher, Arthur Hodgson had a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Hodgson was a former member of the
Bermuda Parliament, former Minister of the Environment and the first to hold that position in the first PLP Government. He was a celebrated Rhodes Scholar, and commercial lawyer.
Mr. Hodgson was a constant fixture in the life and journey of the party from virtually its inception and joined in the very beginning. Involved with the organisation, its development and
administration serving as Deputy Party Chairman and Party Chairman. Hodgson ran as a candidate in 1968, 1972, 1980, 1983 and in 1998 the PLP first victory. Most recently he was Chairman of C5 Hamilton East.
Mr. Hodgson began practicing law in Bermuda with the firm Richards, Francis and Francis, where he later rose to the position of partner. He worked as a Magistrate in the Family Court on the Bermuda Bench. Following the merger of Richmond Law Offices and Lynda
Milligan – Whyte & Associates, he founded the boutique firm Richmond Law Offices to provide legal consulting services. Prior to that, he worked for Apex Law Group LTD., Barristers &
As the first Chair of the Sustainable Development Round Table, his committee advised the Government and assisted in making recommendations to the Premier and Cabinet on ways to
promote sustainable development in Bermuda. He was also the former Chairman of Bermuda’s Mission Trust and Chairman of the Hamilton Parish Council.
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