Thomas J. Dodd
Senator from Connecticut and father of Chris Dodd
Thomas J. Dodd
Thomas Joseph Dodd was a United States Senator and Representative from Connecticut, He was the first Senator censured by the US Senate since Joseph McCarthy in 1954, and was one of only six people censured by the Senate in the 20th century. He is the father of former U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd and Thomas J. Dodd, Jr. , who served as the United States Ambassador to Uruguay from 1993–1997 and to Costa Rica from 1997–2001 .
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Emily D. Morris - The Star Democrat
Google News - over 5 years
She is survived by three children, Jane Morris Drupieski and husband Thomas of Bel Air, Carl A. Morris of Queenstown, and J. Henry Morris and wife Sally of Queenstown; a brother, Thomas Dodd of Centreville; a sister, Mary Robinson of Chestertown;
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Country has had many anti-gun politicians - Herald and News
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Thomas Dodd of Connecticut was the framer of GCA '68. Dodd himself was censured by his own Senate colleagues in 1967 for political abuse and corruption and rightly defeated in 1970 for re-election. Of course, I haven't seen an anti-gun politician yet
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Lee deputies looking for bee-napper - Naples Daily News
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By Naples Daily News staff report On Monday, Wayne Thomas Dodd, 38, of Cape Coral, called deputies and said someone had stolen his honey bees, according to a Lee County Sheriff's Office report. Dodd, a Cape Coral firefighter, told police he last saw
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Carol Dodd files to amend divorce settlement - Madison County Record
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Carol Dodd moved July 6 for the reconsideration of the judgment entered in her 2007 divorce from her then-husband Thomas Dodd. Thomas Dodd sued his now ex-wife along with Ameren Services Company, and Granite City Steel Federal Credit Union in 2008
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Los expertos destacan la creciente implicación social de las empresas - Equipos & Talento
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Así, Thomas Dodd, experto de RSC de la Comisión Europea, que ha participado en el seminario con una conferencia grabada en vídeo, ha repasado algunas acciones de la Comisión en este ámbito y ha reconocido las mejoras que han tenido lugar en los últimos
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Kazananlar ve kaybedenler - ntvmsnbc
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AB Komisyonu Sanayi ve İşletmeler Genel Müdürlüğü yetkililerinden Thomas Dodd'un Brüksel'deki küçük odasına pek fazla ziyaretçi uğramıyor. Todd'un masasının üstünde uluslararası işletmelere ait yığınla broşür duruyor. Avrupa genelindeki işletmelerin
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Chris Dodd burnishes father's reputation - Ct Post
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Thomas Dodd Jr. Photo: File Photo / Greenwich Time File Photo Editor's note: This is the fifth and last of a series of excerpts from "The Senator from Central Casting," a new biography of former US Sen. Thomas J. Dodd Jr. by Connecticut author David E
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Chris Dodd burnishes father's reputation - Greenwich Time
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Thomas Dodd Jr. Photo: File Photo / Greenwich Time File Photo Editor's note: This is the fifth and last of a series of excerpts from "The Senator from Central Casting," a new biography of former US Sen. Thomas J. Dodd Jr. by Connecticut author David
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ONGs europeias exigem de empresas responsabilidade social no exterior - DW-World Brazil
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Bildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: Thomas Dodd é funcionário da Comissão Europeia No pequeno escritório do Thomas Dodd, funcionário britânico da Comissão Europeia, encontramos sobre sua mesa pilhas de brochuras de
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Bonhams Unveils Design For New London HQ - ArtLyst
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Bonhams was established in 1793 by Thomas Dodd, a renowned antique print dealer who joined with the book specialist Walter Bonham. The company expanded and by the 1850s was handling all categories of antiques. In 2001 Bonhams & Brooks merged with
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DODD v. SEMMES DEVELOPMENT CO., LLC - Leagle.com
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At some point while SDC was preparing to purchase the development parcel, Elizabeth Dodd, Thomas Dodd, Jr., and Holly and Camellia, LLC, informed SDC that they owned the property that included the easement parcel and Mill Street and that they intended
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Sen. Tom Dodd remains defiant to the end - Stamford Advocate
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Thomas Dodd, testifies against him before the Senate Ethics Committee. Photo: ST, Contributed Photo / Connecticut Post Contributed Sen. Thomas Dodd, is shown March 14, 1967, during hearings in front of the Senate Ethics Committee in Washington,
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251 "West Siders" graduate Thursday - Scranton Times-Tribune
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The ceremony, inside a packed auditorium at the high school, brought remarks from Maria during her valedictory address, an introduction by salutatorian Jessica Reuther, the class president's address by Thomas Dodd, and remarks from school officials
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As a senator, Tom Dodd lived large - Greenwich Time
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Thomas Dodd, D-Conn., rarely showed up at the work sessions of any committee. Photo: File Photo / Stamford Advocate File Photo Editor's note: This is the third in a series of excerpts from "The Senator from Central Casting," a new biography of former
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Dodd elbowed his way to the top of the heap - Stamford Advocate
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McMahon died in 1952, and one of the first to announce his availability to fill the vacant Senate seat was Thomas Dodd. Abe Ribicoff was eager for the shot at the Senate as well, and as an incumbent congressman just completing his second term,
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From G-man to Nuremburg lawyer, Dodd rose quickly to prominence - Stamford Advocate
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17, 1945, photo, American prosecutor Thomas Dodd holds the shrunken head of a prisoner of war who died in the concentration camp at Belsen. (Photo by Allen/Express/Getty Images) Photo: ST, Allen / Hulton Archive This photo released by the Dodd family
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The Connecticut Book Festival Features Some of the State's Great Authors - Hartford Advocate
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“We [representatives from state commission on culture and tourism, state library, the Thomas Dodd Center, and others] were tossing around ideas about what we can do to keep from being repetitive or how we could let the rest of the state know about what
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Shrewsbury school celebrating scholarships record - shropshirestar.com
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Back row, left to right: Louie Stewart, Thomas Dodd, Charles Wade, Luke Lloyd-Jones, Rory Champion, Ben Sansom. Front row: Rhys Elliott-Williams, Thomas Sykes, Dhado McCormack. A prestigious Shropshire school is celebrating a set of record-breaking
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Connecticut's First Book Festival! - Hartford Advocate
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“We [representatives from state commission on culture and tourism, state library, the Thomas Dodd Center, and others] were tossing around ideas about what we can do to keep from being repetitive or how we could let the rest of the state know about what
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Open Letter to Illinois State Senator Ira Silverstein - AmmoLand.com (press release)
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Are you aware that Senator Thomas Dodd, the author of the Gun Control Act of 1968, asked the Library of Congress to translate the Nazi Gun Control Laws into English for him? He then incorporated language from these Nazi laws into the draconian federal
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Thomas J. Dodd
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1971
    Age 63
    Died on May 24, 1971.
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  • 1970
    Age 62
    In 1970, the Democrats endorsed for his seat Joseph Duffey, who won the nomination in the primary.
    More Details Hide Details Dodd then entered the race as an independent, taking just under a quarter of the vote, in a three-way race which he and Duffey lost to Lowell Weicker. Months after his defeat, Dodd died from a heart attack at his home. His son Christopher Dodd was elected to the Senate as a Connecticut Democrat in 1980. Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium in Norwich was named in his honor. In 1995, The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center was established at the University of Connecticut. The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center or Dodd Research Center houses the Human Rights Institute, Archives & Special Collections for the University of Connecticut Libraries, and the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Connecticut. In 2003, the University of Connecticut established the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights. In 2008, Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire established the Senator Thomas J. Dodd Center for the Study of International Affairs and Law. The center seeks to promote understanding of the forces that drive politics and the political economy in the global world; to sensitize students to the cultures of other countries, and to spur interest in the needs and problems of other nations and countries.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1967
    Age 59
    In 1967 Dodd became the first Senator censured by the US Senate since Joseph McCarthy in 1954, and was one of only six people censured by the Senate in the 20th century.
    More Details Hide Details After pursuing gun restrictions, the outraged firearms industry, which Dodd represented, investigated Dodd for any mishaps. The resulting censure was a condemnation and finding that he had converted campaign funds to his personal accounts and spent the money. Beyond the Senate Ethics Committee's formal disciplinary action, other sources (such as investigative journalist Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson's Congress in Crisis) suggest Dodd's corruption was far broader in scope, and there were accusations of alcoholism. In response to these accusations, Dodd filed a lawsuit against Pearson claiming that Pearson had illegally interfered with his private property. Although the district court granted a partial judgment to Dodd, the appellate court ruled in favor of Pearson on the grounds that Dodd's property had not been physically abused.
  • 1961
    Age 53
    In 1961, Dodd visited the Congo to investigate the civil war caused by the secession of the province of Katanga.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to his work in the Congo Senator Dodd opened what became nearly three years of intermittent hearings. The results of the three committee staff monitoring reports of television content in 1954, 1961, and 1964 showed incidents of violence. Senator Dodd and Estes Kefauver are the two men responsible for informing the public of the effects of violence on juveniles. As chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency, Dodd worked to restrict the purchase of mail order handguns, and later shotguns and rifles. These efforts culminated in the Gun Control Act of 1968, which Dodd introduced, including certain registration requirements. Dodd played an instrumental role in the prohibition of LSD in the United States, presiding over subcommittee hearings purportedly investigating the drug's effects on youth. Notably, Harvard psychologist and LSD proponent Timothy Leary was called to testify. Despite that Leary urged lawmakers to enact a strictly regulated framework where LSD would remain legal, Dodd and his colleagues drafted a ban which was later adopted. This event was one episode in the prelude towards an all-out "War on Drugs" in the 1970s.
  • FORTIES
  • 1956
    Age 48
    Dodd's amendment passed and Guatemala received $15 million of US aid in 1956.
    More Details Hide Details Dodd was unapologetic when criticized for his lobbying efforts on behalf of the Guatemalan dictatorship. When a Republican organizer challenged Dodd on his lobbying, Dodd stated "I am a practicing attorney and I am proud of the fact that the anti-communist government of Guatemala has asked me to handle its legal affairs in the US. Of course I will not represent the government of Guatemala or any other private client if I am elected to the Senate."
    He lost a Senate election in 1956 to Prescott S. Bush, but was elected in 1958 to Connecticut's other Senate seat and then re-elected in 1964.
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  • 1955
    Age 47
    After a short trip to Guatemala in 1955, Dodd urged the House of Representatives to increase aid to the Central American country.
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  • 1952
    Age 44
    Dodd was elected as a Democrat to the House of Representatives in 1952, and served two terms.
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  • 1949
    Age 41
    In 1949, the Polish government had intended to award Dodd with a badge of honor called the Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, but Dodd rejected the medal due to his commitment to human rights and views that the Polish government was imposing a tyranny similar to that imposed by the Nazis, and accepting an honor from the President of Poland would be like accepting one from the Nazis.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1946
    Age 38
    Dodd finally returned to the U.S. in October 1946.
    More Details Hide Details He described the delegation as "an autopsy on history's most horrible catalogue of human crime." Dodd cross-examined defendants Wilhelm Keitel, Alfred Rosenberg, Hans Frank, Walther Funk, Baldur von Schirach, Fritz Sauckel and Arthur Seyss-Inquart. In addition to cross-examining, Dodd drafted indictments against the defendants, showed films of concentration camps, provided evidence of slave labor programs, and presented evidence of economic preparations by the Nazis for an aggressive war. Dodd showed through his evidence that Ukrainian Overlord Erich Koch and defendant Polish Overlord Hans Frank were responsible for the plan to deport one million Poles for slave labor. Dodd also showed evidence that defendant Walther Funk turned the Reichsbank into a depository for gold teeth and other valuables seized from the concentration camp victims. Dodd showed a motion picture of the vaults in Frankfurt where Allied troops found cases of these valuables, containing dentures, earrings, silverware and candelabra. Dodd showed many gruesome items of evidence, such as a shrunken, stuffed and preserved human head of one of the concentration camp victims that had been used as a paperweight by the commandant of Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
    In the summer of 1946, Jackson appointed Dodd as the acting Chief of Counsel while he returned to DC.
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    Dodd was given several awards in recognition of his work at the Nuremberg trials. Jackson awarded him the Medal of Freedom in July 1946 and President Harry Truman awarded him the Certificate of Merit, which Jackson personally delivered to him in Hartford in the fall of 1946.
    More Details Hide Details Dodd also received the Czechoslovak Order of the White Lion.
  • 1945
    Age 37
    In October 1945, Jackson named Dodd to his senior Trial Board for the Nuremberg Trials, and later in 1946, named him Executive Trial Counsel, putting him in the number-two position at the trials.
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    Dodd became vice chairman of the Board of Review and later executive trial counsel for the Office of the United States Chief of Counsel for the Prosecution of Axis Criminality at Nuremberg, Germany, in 1945 and 1946.
    More Details Hide Details He practiced law privately in Hartford, Connecticut, from 1947 to 1953. Both Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, chief prosecutor for the U.S., and Dodd insisted upon a fair and legal trial to prosecute the Nazi war criminals. Dodd accepted Jackson's offer to join him in Germany. Dodd expected the position to last only several months, but he wound up spending 15 months there. Dodd suggested Heidelberg as the location for the International Military Tribunal, since it had survived the war almost completely unscathed, but Nuremberg was eventually chosen.
  • 1942
    Age 34
    In 1942, he was sent to Hartford to prosecute a major spy ring case in which five men (Anastasy Vonsyatsky, Wilhelm Kunze, and others) were accused of violating the Espionage Act of 1917 by conspiring to gather and deliver US Army, Navy, and defense information to Germany or Japan.
    More Details Hide Details Four of the five pleaded guilty; Dodd tried and won the conviction of the fifth man, Reverend Kurt Emil Bruno Molzahn.
  • 1938
    Age 30
    He was assistant to five successive United States Attorneys General (Homer Cummings, Frank Murphy, Robert Jackson, Francis Biddle and Tom Clark) from 1938 to 1945.
    More Details Hide Details As a special agent for the Attorney General, Dodd was basically a trial-level federal prosecutor. He worked primarily on criminal and civil liberties cases, including the prosecution of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1930s.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 27
    He was then Connecticut director of the National Youth Administration from 1935 to 1938.
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  • 1934
    Age 26
    In 1934, Dodd married Grace Murphy of Westerly, Rhode Island.
    More Details Hide Details They had six children.
  • 1933
    Age 25
    He served as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1933 and 1934, the highlight of his career there being his participation in an unsuccessful attempt to capture John Dillinger at Little Bohemia Lodge.
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  • 1930
    Age 22
    He graduated from Providence College in 1930 with a degree in philosophy, and from Yale Law School in 1933.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1926
    Age 18
    He graduated from Saint Anselm College's preparatory school, run by Benedictine monks in Goffstown, New Hampshire, in 1926.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1907
    Born
    Born on May 15, 1907.
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