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Ozro John Dodds
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st district
In office
October 8, 1872 – March 3, 1873
Preceded by Aaron F. Perry
Succeeded by Milton Sayler
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Hamilton County district
In office
January 3, 1870 – December 31, 1870
Serving with nine others
Preceded by nine others
Succeeded by ten others
Personal details
Born (1840-03-22)March 22, 1840
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died April 18, 1882(1882-04-18) (aged 42)
Columbus, Ohio
Resting place Spring Grove Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Miami University
Cincinnati Law School

Ozro John Dodds (March 22, 1840 – April 18, 1882) was an American lawyer and Civil War veteran who briefly served as a U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1872 to 1873.

Early life, education and career

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dodds attended the common schools, and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, for four years.

Civil War

At the outbreak of the Civil War, he organized Captain Dodd's Miami University company and enlisted on April 18, 1861, as captain of Company B, Twentieth Ohio Volunteer Regiment. He served as captain of Company F, Eighty-first Ohio Volunteer Infantry from September 1, 1861, to January 1, 1863. He became lieutenant colonel of the First Alabama Union Cavalry October 18, 1863.

Law degree

At the close of the war was given his degree from Miami University. He studied law at Cincinnati Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Cincinnati.

Political career

He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1870 and 1871.


Dodds was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Aaron F. Perry and served from October 8, 1872, to March 3, 1873. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1872.

Later career and death

He resumed the practice of law at Cincinnati.

He died in Columbus, Ohio, April 18, 1882. He was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.


Dodds Hall is a residence hall on the Miami University campus named in his memory.

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