Born in Taunton, Massachusetts, Hodges attended the common schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced. Bank cashier. Postmaster of Taunton. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1820. He served in the senate in 1823 and 1824.
Hodges was elected as an Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1833). He declined to be a candidate for renomination. He died in Taunton, Massachusetts, March 8, 1846. He was interred in Plain Burying Ground.
- United States Congress. "James L. Hodges (id: H000674)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th congressional district
March 4, 1827 - March 3, 1833
John Quincy Adams