Augustus Caesar Dodge (Congressional Biographical Directory)

"Dodge, Augustus Caesar," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present,
DODGE, Augustus Caesar, (son of Henry Dodge, nephew of Lewis Fields Linn), a Delegate and a Senator from Iowa; born in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., January 2, 1812; self-educated; moved to Illinois in 1827, settled in Galena, and was employed there in various capacities in his father’s lead mines; served in the Black Hawk and other Indian wars; moved to Burlington, Iowa, in 1837, where he served as register of the land office 1838-1840; elected as a Democratic Delegate to the Twenty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the act of March 3, 1839; reelected to the Twenty-seventh, Twenty-eighth, and Twenty-ninth Congresses and served from October 28, 1840, to December 28, 1846, when the Territory of Iowa was admitted as a State into the Union; was then elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate; reelected in 1849, and served from December 7, 1848, to February 22, 1855, when he resigned to accept a diplomatic post; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses), Committee on Pensions (Thirty-first Congress), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-second Congress), Committee on Public Lands (Thirty-third Congress); appointed Minister to Spain 1855-1859; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Iowa in 1859; mayor of Burlington 1874-1875; withdrew from political activities and engaged in lecturing at pioneer gatherings; died in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, November 20, 1883; interment in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
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