John A. Dodd. - In a comparatively brief period of years John A. Dodd has become one of the conspicuous figures
in fire insurance circles in Ohio. He is vice president and secretary of the American National Fire Insurance Company
of Columbus. By profession and early experience he is a public accountant.
Mr. Dodd was born at Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio, in 1883, the son of Albert and Catherine (Rooney) Dodd.
Reared in his native town, where he attended the parochial schools, he completed his education at Ohio State University,
Columbus, and became one of the pioneer members in the profession of public accountancy in Ohio. A member of an
old and well known family of Pickaway County, personally popular himself, and on the basis of his qualifications
as a public accountant, Mr. Dodd was elected and from 1913 until 1918 served as county auditor of Piekaway County.
The American National Fire Insurance Company of Columbus is an organization whose record is impressive on the score
of material success and also through the personnel of its officers and directors. The president of the company
is the distinguished Ohioan, General Chauncey B. Baker. Mr. Dodd in 1916, when still county auditor of Pickaway
County, was made secretary of this company. After leaving public office he moved his home to Columbus in 1916,
and has since been promoted to vice president and secretary, having the active executive charge of its affairs.
Mr. Dodd is a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Upper Arlington, and is affiliated with the Knights
Mr. Dodd married Miss Mary Rose Smith, of Circleville. They have the following children: John, Mary, Matthew, Robert,
Thomas, Edgar, Virginia, Anne, Richard, Barbara and Kathleen.
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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