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Ozro John DODDS

(1840-1882)

DODDS, Ozro John, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 22, 1840; attended the common schools, and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, for four years; organized Captain Dodd’s university company and enlisted on April 18, 1861, as captain of Company B, Twentieth Ohio Volunteer Regiment; captain of Company F, Eighty-first Ohio Volunteer Infantry from September 1, 1861, to January 1, 1863; became lieutenant colonel of the First Alabama Union Cavalry October 18, 1863; at the close of the war was given his degree from Miami University; studied law at Cincinnati Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Cincinnati; member of the State house of representatives in 1870 and 1871; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Aaron F. Perry and served from October 8, 1872, to March 3, 1873; was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed the practice of law at Cincinnati; died in Columbus, Ohio, April 18, 1882; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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

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