Thomas Joseph Dodd

Thomas Joseph Dodd

Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 24 May 1971 (aged 64)
Old Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Pawcatuck, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 20742 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. He graduated from St. Anselm’s Preparatory School in 1926, Providence College in 1930 and Yale University Law School in 1933. He was a special agent for Federal Bureau of Investigation (1933-34), Connecticut director of National Youth Administration (1935-38) and assistant to five successive United States Attorneys Generals, (1938-45). In addition, he served in the Office of the United States Chief of Counsel for the Prosecution of Axis Criminality at Nuremberg, Germany, (1945-46) and engaged in private practice of law in Hartford, Connecticut, (1947-53). In 1953, he was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and Eighty-fourth Congresses, serving until 1957. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1958 and served until 1971. He died of a heart attack at age 64 and is the father of former U.S. Senators Christopher Dodd and Thomas J. Dodd, Jr.

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