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William H. Hudgins

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1959


Johns Hopkins University

Born in 1886 in Baltimore, Hudgins graduated from Boys' Latin School in 1903 after which he continued his education at Johns Hopkins University, receiving an BA degree in 1905. He took some graduate work at Hopkins in 1906 and then received his LLD degree at the University of Maryland Law School in 1908. He was admitted to practice before the United State Supreme Court in 1927. He continued to practice law as an associate with the firm of Willis and Hudgins, and at the death of Mr. Willis, became associated with the firm of Wyatt and Jones and was with them until his death in 1956.

Bill played lacrosse at Johns Hopkins in 1904, 1905 and 1906, and was a member of the championship team of 1906. He was a very outstanding attackman during these years. After graduation, he played lacrosse with the Mt. Washington Club in 1907, 1908 and 1909 and was captain of the 1908 and 1909 teams.

Along with other Hopkins men, Bill helped to start lacrosse at the Naval Academy and helped coach the team in its earlier days. His major sport interest was lacrosse and he devoted much time and energy in helping to develop and coach the game.

For many years, Bill was active in officiating at many lacrosse games throughout the Maryland area. Besides lacrosse, Bill was a very fine tennis player and did most of his playing at the Baltimore Country Club. Bill served as a first lieutenant in World War I in the Army Air Service. William Hudgins died in 1956, and was inducted posthumously to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.