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Doug Dodd (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 6/21/1949 (Tulsa, OK)
Race: Native American
Religion: Presbyterian
Residence: Tulsa, OK
Education: BA in Speech from University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK; JD in Law from University of Tulsa College Of Law, Tulsa, OK
Occupation: Attorney
Office Type: U.S. House -- Oklahoma District 1 

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Doug Dodd was born in Tulsa, Okla., where he still lives. He graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in speech, specializing in radio and television. He obtained his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1981. He is a partner in the Tulsa law firm of Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson.

Dodd served as a missile launch officer in the U.S. Air Force. Following graduation from law school, Dodd served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge James O. Ellison in Tulsa. He served almost 12 years on the Tulsa School Board and served two terms as president of the board.

Dodd has practiced tort and personal injury defense and commercial litigation for more than 20 years. Dodd also spent 14 years in radio and television production and journalism and specializes in media and communications law, with an emphasis on First Amendment and defamation issues.

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Doug Dodd was the Democratic nominee in a special election for the First Congressional District in January 2002. Republican John Sullivan won with 61,694 votes to 50,850 for Dodd.

In November 2002, Dodd received 42 percent of the vote in the general election for the First District seat to Sullivan's 56 percent.

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