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Eliot E.
Democrat NY 16

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  • Honoring Devlin L. Hodges

    by Representative Eliot L. Engel

    Posted on 2013-12-23

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    ENGEL of new york in the house of representatives Monday, December 23, 2013 Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Speaker, Devlin L. Hodges came to Yonkers from Richmond, Va., where he was born via New York City. While in New York, in 1975, he became a Police Department Associate and was assigned to the Lower East Side of Manhattan during one of the worst times in the city's crime era. After three years he joined the New York State Department of Correctional Services and two years later joined the City's Department of Corrections.

    There he blossomed, becoming a Captain in 1988, and an Assistant Deputy Warden before retiring in 1998. He currently is a Security Officer with the Jewish Home and Healthcare Organization.

    He is a member of the James H. Farrell Lodge of the Masons since 1994, starting as a Junior Steward and then appointed as Secretary of the Lodge. In 2007 he was elected to the esteemed office of Worshipful Master and while serving in that capacity he was elected President of the Masters and Wardens Council of the Third Masonic District.

    From there he returned to the office of Secretary of the Lodge, a position he has held since.

    In 2008 he received his thirty-second degree of Freemasonry when he became a member of Pentecost Consistory #98 of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Masons, Prince Hall Affiliated of the Northern Jurisdiction. In 2009 he was appointed District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity and Accepted Masons, serving in that position since.

    He has served in many positions of responsibility in the Masons and it is through his leadership that the Luther V. Garrison, Sr. Masonic Foundation was formed. He has served as president of the Foundation from its founding in 2008.

    Devlin Hodges has served his community wisely and well for many years and I am proud to join the Luther V. Garrison, Sr. Foundation in honoring him as Man of the Year.


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