Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Dodge, Henry

Dodge, Henry (father of Augustus Caesar Dodge), a Delegate and a Senator from Wisconsin; born in Vincennes, Ind., October 12, 1782; received a limited schooling; moved to Missouri in 1796 and settled at Ste. Genevieve; sheriff of Cape Girardeau County in 1808; moved to Galena, Ill., and operated a lead mine; moved to Wisconsin in 1827 when it was a part of Michigan Territory, and settled near the present site of Dodgeville; served in the Black Hawk and other Indian wars; was commissioned major of United States Rangers on June 21, 1832; left the Army as colonel of the First United States Dragoons in July 1836; appointed Governor of the Territory of Wisconsin in 1836 and served until 1841; elected as a Democrat a Delegate to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1845); was not a candidate for renomination in 1844, having again accepted the appointment of Governor of the Territory of Wisconsin, and served from 1845 until 1848; upon the admission of Wisconsin as a State into the Union in 1848 was elected to the United States Senate; reelected in 1851 and served from June 8, 1848, to March 3, 1857; declined the appointment of Governor of Washington Territory by President Pierce in 1857; retired to private life; died in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, June 19, 1867; interment in Aspen Grove Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Dodge, Henry," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1093 Original Sources, accessed September 23, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D121VKQMI9I4GU7.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Dodge, Henry." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1093, Original Sources. 23 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D121VKQMI9I4GU7.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Dodge, Henry' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1093. Original Sources, retrieved 23 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D121VKQMI9I4GU7.