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Dodge, Henry, 1782-1867

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1782-10-12
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1867-06-19
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1841
        • Affiliation End: 1857
        • Organization: United States. Congress. Senate
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: United States. Rangers
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation End: 1836
        • Organization: United States. Army. First Dragoons
    • Birth Place

        Vincennes (Ind.)
    • Death Place

        Burlington (Iowa)
    • Associated Locale

        Ste. Genevieve (Mo.)
    • Associated Locale

        Galena (Ill.)
    • Associated Locale

    • Associated Locale

        Cape Girardeau County (Mo.)
    • Associated Locale

        Michigan Territory
    • Occupation

        Army officer
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        • Sources

          • found: NUCMC data from Neville Public Museum of Brown County for Martin, M.L. Papers, 1667-1936 (Henry Dodge)
          • found: WWWA, hist. v., 1607-1896 (Dodge, Henry; 1782-1867; army officer, terr. gov. of Wis., U.S. senator from Wis.; died in Burlington, Iowa)
          • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress, viewed online, Sept. 13, 2017 (DODGE, Henry, (half-brother of Lewis Fields Linn, father of Augustus Caesar Dodge), a Delegate and a Senator from Wisconsin; born in Vincennes, Ind., Oct. 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, then 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 the U.S. Rangers 1832; left the Army as colonel of the First United States Dragoons 1836; appointed Governor of the Territory of Wisconsin 1836-1841; elected as a Democratic Delegate to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses (Mar. 4, 1841-Mar. 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 as a Democrat to the United States Senate; reelected in 1851 and served from June 8, 1848, to Mar. 3, 1857; chairman, Committee on Commerce (Thirty-fourth Congress); declined the appointment of Governor of Washington Territory by President Franklin Pierce in 1857; retired to private life; died in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, June 19, 1867)
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