Chris Dodd

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Chris Dodd
Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America
Incumbent
Assumed office
March 17, 2011
Preceded by Dan Glickman
United States Senator
from Connecticut
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Abraham A. Ribicoff
Succeeded by Richard Blumenthal
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1981
Preceded by Robert H. Steele
Succeeded by Sam Gejdenson
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 20, 2001
Preceded by Mitch McConnell
Succeeded by Mitch McConnell
In office
June 6, 2001 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by Mitch McConnell
Succeeded by Trent Lott
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Richard Shelby
Succeeded by Tim Johnson
General Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
In office
1995 – 1997
with Donald Fowler
Preceded by Debra DeLee
Succeeded by Steve Grossman & Roy Romer
Personal details
Born Christopher John Dodd
May 27, 1944 (1944-05-27) (age 69)
Willimantic, Connecticut
Nationality American
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Susan Mooney (1970-1982)
Jackie Marie Clegg (1999-present)
Children Grace Dodd
Christina Dodd
Residence East Haddam, Connecticut
Alma mater Providence College (B.A.)
University of Louisville (J.D.)
Occupation Attorney
Signature
Website Chris Dodd
Military service
Service/branch United States Army Reserve
Years of service 1969-1975

Christopher John "Chris" Dodd (born May 27, 1944) is an American lawyer, lobbyist, and Democratic Party politician. He was a United States Senator from Connecticut for thirty-years.

Dodd was born in Connecticut. He is a graduate of Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Maryland, and Providence College. His father, Thomas J. Dodd, was a United States Senator from Connecticut from 1959-1971. Chris Dodd served in the Peace Corps for two years before going to law school at the University of Louisville. While he was in law school, he was also a member of the United States Army Reserve.

Dodd won the election in 1974 to be the Representative from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district. He was reelected in 1976 and 1978. He was elected United States Senator in the elections of 1980. He was the longest-serving senator in Connecticut's history.

Dodd was the chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1995 to 1997. He served as Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee until his retirement.[1] In 2006, Dodd decided to run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. He left the race to become President after running behind several other competitors. In January 2010, Dodd said that he would not run for re-election in the 2010 elections.[2] Dodd was replaced by Richard Blumenthal. On March 1, 2011, the Motion Picture Association of America said that Dodd will be in control of that organization.[3]

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