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Arthur Dodge (1888 - 1969)

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Arthur Dodge
1888 - 1969
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September 20, 1888
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February 1969
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Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts 01060
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Arthur Dodge was born on September 20, 1888. He died in February 1969 at 80 years old. We know that Arthur Dodge had been residing in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts 01060.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Arthur Dodge died in February 1969 at 80 years old. He was born on September 20, 1888. We are unaware of information about Arthur's family or relationships. We know that Arthur Dodge had been residing in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts 01060.
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In 1888, in the year that Arthur Dodge was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1897, when he was merely 9 years old, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1933, he was 45 years old when on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1947, by the time he was 59 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1969, in the year of Arthur Dodge's passing, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

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