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Charles Hudson (November 4, 1795—May 4, 1881) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Marlboro on November 14, 1795. He attended the common schools and later an academy, taught school, served in the War of 1812 and studied theology. Hudson was ordained as a Universalist minister in 1819 and located in Westminster.

He was an author of religious textbooks. Hudson was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, served in the Massachusetts State Senate, was a member of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, and was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Levi Lincoln, Jr.. He was reelected to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses and served from May 3, 1841, to March 3, 1849.

He was reportedly a close friend of President Abraham Lincoln.

Hudson was an unsuccessful for reelection in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress, and moved to Lexington. He lived in a large house on the town Common ("Battle Green"), about where the driveway of the Hancock Church is today. The house was moved to Belfry Terrace in the early 1900s. He served as a naval officer of the port of Boston, edited the Boston Daily Atlas, was assessor of internal revenue 1864-1868, served as a selectman of Lexington, and wrote a comprehensive history of the Town, first published 1868. Hudson died in Lexington on May 4, 1881. Interment was in Munroe Cemetery, on Massachusetts Avenue in that town. A member of congress for four terms from 1841-1849 he was a member of wing party.

Hudson, Massachusetts

The town of Hudson, Massachusetts is named after Charles Hudson[1]. The reason being is because he offered the newly-incorporated town $500 towards the construction of a public library, but only if the new town was named after him.

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