Edward DODD, Congress, NY (1805-1891)


DODD, Edward, a Representative from New York; born in Salem, Washington County, N.Y., August 25, 1805; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to Argyle, N.Y., in 1835; county clerk of Washington County 1835-1844; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1846; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Thirty-fourth Congress); United States marshal for the northern district of New York from April 1863 to April 1869; editor of the County Post for thirty years; trustee of the Argyle Academy for fifty-one years; president of the village of Argyle for eight years; member of the Republican State committee for many years; died in Argyle, N.Y., March 1, 1891; interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present