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Amos A. Dodson

Member From: 1883 - 1884

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  • 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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  • Occupation/Profession: Carpenter, census enumerator, railroad mail clerk, undertaking, politician
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Colored Agricultural and Industrial Association of Virginia
  • Additional Info Links: Bio from Encyclopedia Virginia
    Bio from Virginia's Martin Luther King Jr. Commission
  • Bio: ​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.​
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1883-1884 Mecklenberg Readjuster Claims
Claims Committee
Immigration Committee
Officers and Offices at the Capitol Committee

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