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William E. Dodd

AKA William Edward Dodd

Born: 27-Oct-1869
Birthplace: Clayton, NC
Died: 9-Feb-1940
Location of death: Round Hill, VA
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat, Historian
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Nazi Germany

There are individuals of great wealth who wish a dictatorship and are ready to help a Huey Long. There are politicians, some in the Senate, I have heard, who think they may come into power like that of the European dictators in Moscow, Berlin, and Rome. One man, I have been told by personal friends, who owns nearly a billion dollars, is ready to support such a program, and, of course, control it. [Mar-1937]

Father: John Daniel Dodd (b. 13-Nov-1844, d. 5-Sep-1941)
Mother: Evelyn Creech (b. 1848, d. 1909)
Brother: Eff David Dodd
Brother: Walter Henley Dodd (b. 1871, d. 1950)
Sister: Annie Dodd Griffin
Wife: Martha Ida Johns ("Mattie", m. 1901, d. May-1938)
Son: William E. Dodd, Jr. (b. 8-Oct-1905, d. 18-Oct-1952 cancer)
Daughter: Martha Eccles Dodd (Soviet mole, b. 8-Oct-1908, d. 10-Aug-1990)

    High School: Oak Ridge Military Academy, Oak Ridge, NC
    University: BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1895)
    University: MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1897)
    University: PhD, University of Leipzig (1900)
    Professor: Randolph-Macon College (1900-08)
    Professor: University of Chicago (1908-33)

    US Ambassador to Germany (1933-37)
    American Historical Association President (1934)
    Traveled to Nazi Germany Jun-1933
    Hit and Run Hanover, VA (5-Dec-1938), pled guilty (2-Mar-1939), fined $250
    Vehicular Manslaughter killed a pedestrian, Hanover, VA (5-Dec-1938)
    Paralyzed Bulbar Palsy (Jul-1939)
    English Ancestry

Author of books:
Jefferson Davis (1907, biography)
Statesmen of the Old South, or, From Radicalism to Conservative Revolt (1911, history)
The Riverside History of the United States (1915, history, ed.)
The Cotton Kingdom: A Chronicle of the Old South (1919)
Expansion and Conflict (1919)
Woodrow Wilson and his Work (1920, history)
The Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson (1920, editor, with Ray S. Baker)
Lincoln or Lee: Comparison and Contrast of the Two Greatest Leaders in the War Between the States (1928, nonfiction)
If Lincoln Had Lived (1935, with McKendree Llewellyn Raney, Lloyd Lewis, and Carl Sandburg)
Ambassador Dodd's Diary, 1933-1938 (1941, diary, ed. William E. Dodd, Jr., and Martha Dodd)

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