Goodspeed Biography of George C. Dodge

Maj. George C. Dodge, a prominent attorney of Spring City, Rhea Co., Tenn., and the son of George C. and Lucy (Burton) Dodge, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, November 20, 1845.  He was educated at the public schools of Cleveland, Ohio, and at the Western Reserve College at Hudson, Ohio.  About this time the war broke out, and at the age of sixteen he enlisted in Company D, Forty-first Ohio Infantry.  He went in as orderly sergeant and came out as captain, with the rant of brevet-major.  He was attached to the army of the Cumberland and was at all the battles from Shiloh to Nashville, and at Chickamauga received a wound.  He was the youngest commissioned officer in the State of Ohio.  In December, 1868, he led to the altar Miss Laura J. Gedge, daughter of W. H. Gedge, president at that time of the Kentucky Central Railroad.  This union resulted in the birth of two children, one son and one daughter.  In 1876 our subject was admitted to the bar and began practicing that year in Cleveland, where he remained until September 19, 1881, when he came to his present location and continued the practice of his profession.  Maj. Dodge was secretary of the board of education, and was one of the members of the board.

Published by The Goodspeed Publishing Co 1887

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