J.A. Dodd

Joseph Abner Dodd

Full Name: Joseph Abner Dodd
Date of birth: March 21, 1871
Date of death: February 29, 1944

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 1 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Nash / Bowie   Bowie
H 1 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Nash / Bowie   Bowie
H 3 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th   Democrat Nash / Bowie   Bowie, Cass, Marion
H 3 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat Nash / Bowie   Bowie, Cass, Marion
H 1 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Nash / Bowie   Bowie
H 1 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Park / Bowie   Bowie

(1) NASH, TEXAS (Bowie County). "Nash is on U.S. Highway 82 and the Missouri Pacific line, five miles from Texarkana in eastern Bowie County. It emerged in the 1870s around the junction of a branch line of the Texas and Pacific that ran from Marshall, Texas, and the main line, which crossed the county from east to west . . . A post office was established in 1884 and named Park for John N. Parker, the first postmaster, but the settlement was still referred to at times by its earlier names. In 1906 the name was changed to Nash, in honor of Manny Nash, the railroad division superintendent." Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Nash. House Journal.
(3) Nash, Bowie County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Park. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in "Centennial 1907-2007." Court of Appeals for the Sixth District of Texas.
  • J.A. Dodd, birth date 3/21/1871 in Batesville, Arkansas, death date 2/29/1944 in Bowie County, Texas, medical doctor. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J.A. Dodd (1871-1944), burial in Hillcrest Cemetery in Nash, Bowie County. Grave marker illegible. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned as a leading proponent of anti-evolution bills in the 1920's, pp. 57-58 (HB 97, 38th Legislature, R.S.; HB 378, 39th Legislature, R.S.; HB 90, 41st Legislature, R.S.). Ledbetter, Patsy. "Defense of the Faith: J. Frank Norris and Texas Fundamentalism, 1920-1929," Arizona and the West, Vol. 15, No. 1, Spring, 1973, pp. 45-62. JSTOR.
  • "Noted resident was Dr. Joseph Abner Dodd (1871-1944), who served 6 terms in Texas House of Representatives." Resident of the town of Nash in 1884. Bowie County Landmarks. USGenWeb Project, 1996.

Photographs

  • Photograph. J.A. Dodd, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.A. Dodd, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.A. Dodd, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dr. T.A. Dodd, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.A. Dodd, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.A. Dodd, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

42nd R.S. - 1931
Education  
Labor  
Liquor Traffic  
Public Health  
38th R.S. - 1923
Education  
Labor  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Public Health (Vice Chair) 
36th R.S. - 1919
Education  
Liquor Traffic  
Public Health (Vice Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
35th R.S. - 1917
Appropriations  
Appropriations Subcommittee on the Orphan Home  
Education  
Labor  
Liquor Traffic  
Public Health (Vice Chair) 
Tuberculosis Sanatorium  
30th R.S. - 1907
Agriculture  
Claims and Accounts  
Public Health  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
29th R.S. - 1905
Claims and Accounts  
Public Debt  
Public Health  
State Asylums  

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