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Philip Doddridge (Virginia)

Philip Doddridge (May 17, 1773 – November 19, 1832) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

Born in Bedford County, Virginia, Doddridge was reared on a farm. He moved to Brooke County, Virginia (now West Virginia), attended school in Wellsburg (then Charleston), Virginia (now West Virginia), studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1797. From 1804 to 1809, he served as member of the Senate of Virginia. In 1815, 1816, 1822, 1823, 1828, and 1829, he served as member of the Virginia House of Delegates, as well as serving as delegate to the Virginia constitutional convention in 1829. In 1822, he was an unsuccessful candidate to the Eighteenth Congress and in 1824 to the Nineteenth Congress.

Doddridge was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses and served from March 4, 1829, until his death in Washington, D.C., November 19, 1832, after which he was interred in the Congressional Cemetery. He served as chairman of the Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses).

Doddridge County, West Virginia is named in his honor.


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