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  Dodd, Thomas J.
NameThomas J. Dodd
Old Lyme, Connecticut , United States
Born May 15, 1907
DiedMay 24, 1971 (64 years)
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Info (father of Christopher John Dodd), a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Norwich, New London County, Conn., May 15, 1907; attended the public schools; graduated from St. Anselm�s Preparatory School in 1926, Providence College in 1930, and Yale University Law School in 1933; special agent for Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1933 and 1934; Connecticut director of National Youth Administration 1935-1938; assistant to five successive United States Attorneys General 1938-1945; vice chairman, Board of Review, and later executive trial counsel, Office of the United States Chief of Counsel for the Prosecution of Axis Criminality at Nuremberg, Germany, in 1945 and 1946; engaged in private practice of law in Hartford, Conn., 1947-1953; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and Eighty-fourth Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1957); was unsuccessful for election to the United States Senate in 1956; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1958; reelected in 1964 and served from January 3, 1959, to January 2, 1971; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1970; censured by the Senate in 1967 for financial misconduct; was a resident of Old Lyme, Conn., until his death there, May 24, 1971; interment in St. Michael�s New Cemetery, Pawcatuck, Conn.


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Son Thomas J. Dodd 1935-
Son Chris Dodd 1944-

  11/03/1970 CT US Senate Lost 24.46% (-17.28%)
  11/03/1964 CT US Senate Won 64.66% (+29.31%)
  11/04/1958 CT US Senate Won 57.29% (+14.89%)
  11/06/1956 CT US Senate Lost 43.05% (-11.79%)
  11/02/1954 CT District 1 Won 56.96% (+13.93%)
  11/04/1952 CT District 1 Won 53.97% (+7.94%)
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 D Thurgood Marshall
US President - D Convention - Jul 15, 1960 D Lyndon Baines Johnson