DODD, Christopher John (1944-)

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.

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Papers: 1 audiotape (1975) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

National Archives and Records Administration

Washington, DC
Papers: Sound recording from the Peace Corps, Record Group 490; and textual records from Office of the Attorney General, Record Group 60 described on the National Archives on-line catalog (

University of Connecticut Libraries
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
Storrs, CT
Papers: Senatorial papers.

  • Dodd, Christopher J., with Lary Bloom. Letters from Nuremberg. New York: Crown Publishers, 2007.
  • U.S. Congress. Tributes Delivered in Congress: Christopher J. Dodd, United States Congressman, 1975-1981, United States Senator, 1981-2011. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2012.