Lynn was born in the City of Toronto in 1946.
When he was thirteen, his father purchased an amusement park in Pickering and named it Paulynn Park after his brother and him; it was in these surroundings that Lynn would grow up. Lynn married his high school sweetheart Marlene, and on November 28, 2011, they will celebrate their forty-seventh wedding anniversary. Lynn and Marlene are proud parents and grandparents, having two married daughters, (Renée & Karen) two sons-in-law (Jeff & Joe), two wonderful grandsons (Geddy & Alex) and as of February 14th, 2005, grandparents to twins. (a boy (Matthew) and a girl (Julia).
Lynn and Marlene have retired to Burlington, Ontario, Canada where they live the condo life close to their kids and grandkids.
The best-selling author of, ‘Inside Camp-X’, was a successful businessman for thirty-five years while working for Johns-Manville Corporation. Among his achievements was the design and implementation of the first distributed, integrated computer system called CSS early in the nineteen-seventies, which was to become the basis for most on-line computer systems used in business today. Later, he was the Director of Business Logistics while working for a subsidiary company in Quebec with a large project team under his supervision.
Lynn has spoken to over one hundred thousand public and high school students in the past eight years, enlightening them of their rich historical heritage here in southern Ontario. He is a was a volunteer at the Camp-X museum in Oshawa and Past Chair of the Scugog Shores Historical Museum, Past Vice-Chair and Director of the Kawartha Region Conservation Authority (KRCA), Director of the Military Heritage of Durham Region, Past council appointee of the Scugog Township Heritage Committee and Founding Director of the Camp-X Historical Society. He was also an elected Municipal Councillor for Ward 3 in Scugog Township for seven years (2003 - 2010) and was Chair of the powerful Finance Committee and Works Committee.
Lynn at the Camp-X monument with the students of Fallingbrook Public School
He has spoken to almost every Lions, Kiwanis, Probus and Rotary Clubs in southern Ontario. He has also addressed the National Press Club in Washington D.C. and The Bletchley Park Trust in Milton Keynes, England.
He was the only Canadian invited to the 60th anniversary
of the OSS (CIA) in June of 2002, which was held inside the famous CIA
HQ at Langley, Virginia.
Lynn has been recommended by numerous teachers as a valuable
He is featured on OHASSTA's web site: @ http://www.ohassta.org/resources/grade10_history_unit_4.htm
Lynn has appeared in many documentaries including the hour long documentary called 'Family Secrets' which appeared on Global Television across Canada and 'The True Intrepid' which has been shown many times on History Television.
Since writing Inside Camp-X, which has sold over 35,000 copies worldwide, he went on to co-author with Alan Longfield, Camp-X The Final Battle, Camp-X Silver Dagger, Camp 30 Word of Honour, Camp-X Vengeance Weapon, Ajax Arsenal of Democracy and Camp-X Mills of the Gods.
Now, on the 10th anniversary of the publishing of Inside
Camp-X, Lynn has released the long awaited sequel to his best-seller
On March 7th 2005, Lynn won the "Lifetime Achievement Award" for 2004. This award is issued by the Ontario Heritage Foundation and reads as follows:
"Presented to: Lynn Philip Hodgson
In appreciation of a lifetime of volunteer work to identify,
preserve, protect and promote our province's rich heritage."
Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, Chairman
Ontario Heritage Foundation - 2004
Finally, he is also Canadian Associate Editor of 'Eye
Spy Magazine'; a magazine dealing with intelligence activities and read
in thirty-nine countries.
Lynn has succeeded in giving Canadians a realization of their wonderful heritage and history.