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Dodge, Henry, 1782-1867

Military officer; born in Vincennes, Ind., Oct. 12, 1782; commanded a company of volunteers in the War of 1812-15, and rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel of mounted infantry in 1814. He fought the Indians from 1832 to 1834, when he made peace on the frontiers, and in 1835 commanded an expedition to the Rocky Mountains. He was governor of Wisconsin and superintendent of Indian affairs from 1836 to 1841; a delegate in Congress from 1841 to 1845; and United States Senator from 1849 to 1857. He died in Burlington, Ia., June 19, 1867.

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