DODD, Christopher John, (1944 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1981-2011
Party: Democrat


Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

DODD, Christopher John, (son of Thomas Joseph Dodd), a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Willimantic, Windham County, Conn., May 27, 1944; graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School, Potomac, Md. 1962; graduated, Providence (R.I.) College 1966; served as Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic 1966-1968; graduated, University of Louisville (Ky.) School of Law 1972; admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1973 and commenced practice in New London; served in the United States Army 1969-1975; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth Congress; reelected to the Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1980, but was elected to the United States Senate in 1980; reelected in 1986, 1992, 1998 and in 2004 and served from January 3, 1981, to January 3, 2011; chair, Committee on Rules and Administration (January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003), Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (One Hundred Tenth and One Hundred Eleventh Congresses); was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 2008; was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2010.