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Philip DODDRIDGE

(1773-1832)

DODDRIDGE, Philip, a Representative from Virginia; born in Bedford County, Va., May 17, 1773; reared on a farm; moved to Brooke County, Va. (now West Virginia); attended school in Wellsburg (then Charleston), Va. (now West Virginia); studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1797; member, State senate, 1804-1809; member of the house of delegates of Virginia in 1815, 1816, 1822, 1823, 1828, and 1829; delegate to the Virginia constitutional convention in 1829; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1822 to the Eighteenth Congress and in 1824 to the Nineteenth Congress; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses and served from March 4, 1829, until his death in Washington, D.C., November 19, 1832; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses); interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

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

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