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Francis Henry DODDS

(1858-1940)

DODDS, Francis Henry, a Representative from Michigan; born on a farm near Waddington, Louisville Township, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., June 9, 1858; attended the local schools; moved with his parents to Isabella County, Mich., in 1866; was graduated from Olivet (Mich.) College; taught school at Farwell and Mount Pleasant; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1880; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law at Mount Pleasant, Mich.; served as city attorney of Mount Pleasant 1892-1894; member of the board of education 1894-1897; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1912; resumed the practice of law in Mount Pleasant, Mich., until his death in that city on December 23, 1940; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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