Dodge, Augustus C. (Augustus Caesar), 1812-1883

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Prominent politician of the Democratic Party during Iowa's early days as a state. Dodge was a supporter of the Homestead Bill, Compromise Bill of 1850, anti-slavery legislation, and temperance. He served 3 terms as a congressional representative (1840-1846) before becoming one of Iowa's first 2 senators. In 1839 he was appointed by Governor Lucas to be the brigadier-general of the Second Brigade of the First Division of the militia of the Iowa territory. In 1838 Dodge was appointed Register of the United States Land Office in Burlington, where he spent much of the rest of his life. In 1855 he resigned his senate position to accept an appointment by President Pierce to be the Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of Spain. In 1859 he ran unsuccessfully for governor against Samuel J. Kirkwood. In 1874 he was elected mayor of Burlington. In 1883 he presided over the semi-centennial celebration of the settlement of Iowa.

From the description of Papers, 1836-1883. (Iowa Sate Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 53182454

From the description of Augustus C. Dodge correspondence and address to constituents, 1841-1882. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 232363201

Augustus Caesar Dodge was one of the first two United States Senators to represent the state of Iowa after it was admitted to the Union as a state in 1846. Dodge served in the Senate from 1846 to 1855. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

From the description of Letter, 1853 Dec. 17 (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 426152227

Augustus C. Dodge (1812-1883) was a politician from Iowa. He served as a congressman and senator for the state.

George W. Jones (1804-1896) was an American politician. He served as a congressman for Wisconsin, and later served as a senator for Iowa.

From the description of Augustus C. Dodge and George W. Jones letters, 1853. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 159957419

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creatorOf Thayer, George W. Lucius Lyon papers, 1770-1934, bulk 1833-1851. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Dodge, Augustus C. (Augustus Ceasar), 1812-1883. Letter to Lincoln Clark. Washington, DC. 1854 Apr. 1. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Lucius Lyon papers, Lyon, Lucius, papers, 1770-1934, 1833-1851 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Dodge, Augustus Caesar, 1812-1882. Letter : to President Pierce / by Augustus Caesar Dodge, 1854 May 20. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Dodge, Augustus C. (Augustus Caesar), 1812-1883. Letter, 1853 Dec. 17 University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Dodge, Augustus C. (Augustus Caesar), 1812-1883. Augustus C. Dodge correspondence and address to constituents, 1841-1882. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf Dodge, Augustus C. (Augustus Caesar), 1812-1883. Augustus C. Dodge letter : Washington, D.C. : ALS, 1851 Dec. 31. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Dodge, Augustus C. (Augustus Caesar), 1812-1883. Augustus C. Dodge and George W. Jones letters, 1853. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn William Medill Papers, 1834-1864 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Dodge, Augustus Caesar, 1812-1883. Letter, 1854 March 10, Washington, D.C., to the Congressional globe. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Dodge, Augustus C. (Augustus Caesar), 1812-1883. Papers, 1836-1883. Iowa State Historical Society
creatorOf Walker, Robert J. (Robert John), 1801-1869. Letters to Augustus Dodge. Washington, DC. 1846. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Wilkinson, Ogden D. Collection, 1684-1856. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Dodge, Augustus C. (Augustus Caesar), 1812-1883. Letter to W. P. Clark. Washington, DC. 1870 Jan. 20. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Henn, Bernhart, 1817-1865. Letter to James Campbell. Washington, DC. 1853 Apr. 14. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Brown, Bedford, 1795-1870. Letter, 1853 March 16 [to] John M. McCalla / Bedford Brown. George Washington University
creatorOf Dodge, Augustus C. (Augustus Caesar), 1812-1883. Letter to William P. Clark. Washington, DC. 1849 Feb. 17. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Dodge, Augustus C. (Augustus Ceasar), 1812-1883. Letter to A. Dickens. Burlington, IA. 1859 Oct. 29. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Medill, William, 1802-1865. William Medill papers, 1834-1864. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dodge, Augustus C. (Augustus Ceasar), 1812-1883. Letter to W[illiam] C[rosby] Dawson and R[obert] [Augustus] Toombs. Washington, DC. 1854 Apr. 26. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Jones, George Wallace, 1804-1896. Letters, 1844-1896. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Iowa. General Assembly. Petition to President James Knox Polk, 1868 Jan. 24 University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Dodge, Augustus Caesar, 1812-1883. Letter to J[ames] K[irke] Paulding. Washington, DC. 1841 Jan. 22. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Woodbury, Levi, 1789-1851. Letters to A. C. Dodge. Washington, DC. 1841. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Dodge, Augustus C. (Augustus Caesar), 1812-1883. Letter to Genl. W. W. Belknap. Burlington, IA. 1869 Oct. 14. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn A Petition, ca. May, 1846 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
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Railroads--History
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Birth 1812-01-02

Death 1883-11-20

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