Biography of Martin S. Dodd
Lucas County, OH Biographies

With a nature that can never be content with mediocrity Martin S. Dodd has thoroughly qualified himself for law practice and is successfully conducting important work in the courts, his devotion to his clients' interests being proverbial. He has always made his home in Toledo, where he was born July 21, 1880, a son of Major E. S. and Annie (Acklin) Dodd, who were natives of Michigan and of Kentucky, respectively. They became residents of Toledo in the early '70s and were married in this city in 1878. The father was a distinguished lawyer, who served as prosecuting attorney of Lucas county and enjoyed an extensive practice in this city for years. He was also chosen to represent his district in the state senate and gave thoughtful and earnest consideration to all the vital questions which came up for settlement during his connection with the general assembly. He passed away in 1892. His widow still makes her home in Toledo. They were parents of three children: Martin A.; Grafton, living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Mrs. J. Blinn Stone of Detroit.

Martin S. Dodd entered the University of Michigan after completing a high school course in Toledo and finished his law studies in 1902, when he was graduated with the LL. B. degree. Returning to his native city he became associated with Clarence Brown and remained with him for three years, at the end of that time entering into practice with Captain Everitt, continuing for two years. Following that he was in partnership with Mr. Averill for ten years and has since been practicing independently. In a profession where advancement is entirely dependent upon individual effort and merit he has worked his way steadily upward and his comprehensive knowledge of the law, combined with the natural analytical, logical and inductive trend of his mind, has brought him to a place among the more successful lawyers of Toledo. He was appointed assistant law director of the city in 1922, for the present administration, and he belongs to the Lucas County and the Ohio State Bar associations. During the World war Mr. Dodd was a captain of artillery at Camp Taylor, Kentucky.

On the 12th of September, 1913, Mr. Dodd was married to Miss Isabel Hewitt, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs: Henry Hewitt, her father having been one of the organizers of the Harnit & Hewitt Company, wholesale grocers, of which corporation he is now the vice president. Mr. Dodd belongs to the Toledo Commerce Club, is interested in the organized efforts to benefit the city by concerted action in regard to its adornment and improvement and for the advancement of all those interests which are a matter of civic virtue and of civic pride. He belongs also to the Kiwanis Club and the nature of his recreation is indicated in the fact that he is identified with the Sylvania Golf Club and the Toledo Tennis Club, finding in out of door sports the necessary balance for his intense professional activity.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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