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Joseph Abner Dodd

Dr. J.A. Dodd
Full Name: Joseph Abner Dodd
Birth date: March 21, 1871
Death date: February 29, 1944

Terms of Service

  • House, 42nd Legislature
    1/13/1931 - 1/10/1933
    Democrat
  • House, 38th Legislature
    1/9/1923 - 1/13/1925
    Democrat
  • House, 36th Legislature
    1/14/1919 - 1/11/1921
    Democrat
  • House, 35th Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 1/14/1919
    Democrat
  • House, 30th (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/8/1907 - 1/12/1909
    Democrat
  • House, 29th Legislature
    1/10/1905 - 1/8/1907
    Democrat
(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

Resolutions and Journal entries

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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.
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