Daniel Ayler "Dan" Dodd (born January 27, 1943) is a Vietnam War veteran and was the 2006 Democratic Party candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from the Third Congressional District of Texas (map). He lost to Republican incumbent Sam Johnson, who is also a Vietnam veteran.
Dan Dodd's great-great-grandfather, Rev. Jess Dodd, moved west from Georgia and founded the northeast Texas town of Atlanta in 1872. His great-grandfather was the mayor of Marshall, Texas. Dan's father served in the United States Air Force for 30 years, including duty as a fighter pilot and bomber pilot during World War II. He took his wife and three children with him wherever he was stationed, including Washington, D.C., Japan, France, and Germany, where Dan graduated from high school.
Dan enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. During this time, he received a Congressional appointment to West Point, from which he graduated in 1966 with a commission in the Air Force.
Dan is also a member of the Fighting Dems.
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