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Amos A. Dodson
Member From: 1883 - 1884
- Birth Date: April 10, 1856 Birth Place:Mecklenberg County, Virginia
- Death Date: December 26, 1888
- Gender: Male Race: African American
- Spouse: Sylvia J. Mason (m. November 29, 1888)
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Bio from Encyclopedia Virginia
- Additional Info: Amos A. Dodson was born a slave in Mecklenburg County in 1856. He worked as a farmer, deputy collector with the Internal Revenue Service, and teacher. The son of a blacksmith, Mr. Dodson attended school. He was a born orator and was active in politics. He represented Mecklenburg County in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1883 to 1884. He moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, where he became a partner in an undertaking business and through this owned a coffin manufactory. He died there in 1888.
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