Frederick Webb Hodge was an anthropologist. He was associated with the Bureau of American Ethnology, Columbia University, Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition, and U.S. Geological Survey. Hodge was the director of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian in Los Angeles. He served as executive officer at the Smithsonian Institution, chairman of the Committee of Editorial Management and the Committee dealing with the Linguistic Families North of Mexico. He was a member of the Committee on Archaeological Nomenclature, the Committee of Policy, the National Research Council, and the Laboratory of Anthropology, School of American Research, Journal of Physical Anthropology, and the Museum of the American Indian in New York City.