DODDRIDGE, Philip, a Representative from Virginia; born in Bedford County, Va., May 17, 1773; reared on a farm; moved to Brooke County, Va. (now West Virginia); schooled in Wellsburg (then Charleston), Va. (now West Virginia); studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1797; member, State senate, 1804-1809; member of the house of delegates of Virginia in 1815, 1816, 1822, 1823, 1828, and 1829; delegate to the Virginia constitutional convention in 1829; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1822 to the Eighteenth Congress and in 1824 to the Nineteenth Congress; 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; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses); interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

College of William and Mary
Earl Gregg Swem Library

Williamsburg, VA
Papers: In the Christian Schultz Letter Copybook, 1819-1829, 295 pages. Correspondents include Philip Doddridge. An index is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Archibald Woods Papers, ca. 1777-1893, approximately 2,775 items. Correspondents include Philip Doddridge. An index is available in the repository.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Philip Doddridge Family Papers, 1791-1925, 49 items. Persons represented include Philip Doddridge.

Western Reserve Historical Society Library

Cleveland, OH
Papers: In the Christopher Cowan Papers, 1784-1826, 0.2 linear foot. Other authors include Philip Doddridge.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Doddridge, Philip. Speech of Mr. Doddridge, in the case of Samuel Houston, charged with a contempt and breach of the privileges of the House, by assaulting the Hon. William Stanberry, a Member from the state of Ohio, for words used in debate: Delivered in the House of Representatives, May 9, 1832. Washington : Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1832.

Willey, Waitman Thomas. A Sketch of the Life of Philip Doddridge. Morgantown, W. Va.: Morgan and Hoffman, printers, 1875.

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