Edward Dodd

Edward Dodd, Congressman from New York

Edward Dodd (August 25, 1805 – March 1, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Salem, New York, Dodd attended the public schools. He engaged in mercantile pursuits. He moved to Argyle, New York, in 1835. County clerk of Washington County 1835-1844. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1846.

Dodd was 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). He served as chairman of the Committee on District of Columbia (Thirty-fourth Congress). United States marshal for the northern district of New York from April 1863 to April 1869. He was editor of the County Post for thirty years. Trustee of the Argyle Academy for fifty-one years. He served as president of the village of Argyle for eight years. He served as member of the Republican State committee for many years. He died in Argyle, New York, March 1, 1891. He was interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Hughes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
James B. McKean

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