Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT) is the former chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. For the 2010 election, Dodd decided not to seek re-election.
On Nov. 6, 2008, he announced that he would continue to serve in that role in the 111th Congress.
In March 2010, Dodd spoke to the U.S. Senate about creating a consumer protection office that would have the ability to craft and enforce rules in an effort to protect consumers.
Dodd was born in Willimantic, Windham County, Conn. on May 27, 1944. He was admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1973 and began practicing law in New London, Conn. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969-1975. He was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth Congress and then reelected to the Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses (Jan. 3, 1975-Jan. 3, 1981). Dodd was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1980, but was elected to the U.S. Senate Jan. 3, 1981 and reelected in 1986, 1992, 1998 and in 2004 for the term ending Jan. 3, 2011.
Dodd was chair of the Committee on Rules and Administration (Jan. 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-Jan. 3, 2003).
Dodd graduated from Providence (R.I.) College in 1966 and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic from 1966-1968 before graduating from the University of Louisville (Ky.) School of Law in 1972.
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