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Dr Thomson Jay Hudson
Birth: Feb. 22, 1834
Portage County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1903
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Scientist and Author, Hudson was the acknowledged authority in the field of metaphysics and wrote the book, "The Law of Psychic Phenomena," at the end of the 19th century. It is a study in the field of psychic manifestations of the human intellect, exploring all areas of the metaphysical world from early philosophies to hypnotism and mesmerism, clairvoyance, visions and an overview of the psycho-therapeutic practices of the time. Hudson made serious inquiry into the nature of man, man's evolution, man's relationship with all nature and the actual working of man's mind. While preparing for college, Hudson's father insisted that he study for the ministry, which he stubbornly refused. He left his home and pursued studies in law. He was admitted to the bar at twenty-three and practiced as an attorney and journalist in Port Huron, Michigan, until 1866, the year he entered politics to run unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. During an oil boom in the Lake Erie area of Canada around 1860, Hudson spent considerable time researching and exploring the oil fields themselves; and he developed a number of devices and processes for working in oil fields which are still used today. He later became editor-in-chief of the Detroit Daily Union. In 1877, he became Washington correspondent for the Scripps Syndicate, a post he held until offered a position on the examining corps of the United States Patent Office in 1880. He remained with the Patent Office for thirteen years, rising to the position of Principal Examiner and in charge of one of its scientific divisions. He left the Patent Office in 1893 immediately after the publication of The Law of Psychic Phenomena, which overnight made Dr. Hudson famous throughout the English-speaking world. His book proved to be one of the most successful of the last century (over 47 printings); which surprised Hudson, for he had envisioned it to be primarily of interest to scholars seeking a scientific approach to "right living and thinking." Dr. Hudson spent the remainder of his life pursuing the study of the "true nature of man" with particular emphasis on the extra-sensory powers of man as manifested through psychic phenomena. Thomson J. Hudson was a pioneer in such fields as psychology, philosophy, biology, metaphysics, and some areas of chemistry and physics.  (bio by: Mark Gade) 
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  John Hudson (1791 - 1872)
  Ruth Hudson (1800 - 1875)
  Emma Little Hudson (1844 - 1908)*
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Elmwood Cemetery
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section 10, lot 136
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Originally Created by: Mark Gade
Record added: Mar 24, 2007
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