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Dr. 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
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 49th Legislature, R.S., HSR 77, 2/5/1945, p. 232. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in "Centennial 1907-2007." Court of Appeals for the Sixth District of Texas.
  • 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.
  • Dr. J.A. Dodd, born 1871, died 1944; interment at Hillcrest Cemetery in Nash, Bowie County, TX with wife Jennie Hooper Dodd. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Included in "Bowie County Landmarks" as resident of "Town of Nash" in 1884. "Noted resident was Dr. Joseph Abner Dodd (1871-1944), who served 6 terms in Texas House of Representatives." USGenWeb Project, 1996.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Dr. J.A. Dodd, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dr. J.A. Dodd, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dr. J.A. Dodd, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dr. J.A. Dodd, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dr. J.A. Dodd, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dr. J.A. Dodd, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 29th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 30th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 35th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 36th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 38th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, south wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 42nd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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