the honorable Chris Dodd
American lawyer, lobbyist, Democratic Party politician
Christopher Dodd is an American lawyer, lobbyist, and Democratic Party politician who served as a United States Senator from Connecticut for a thirty-year period ending with the 111th United States Congress.
Dodd won election in 1974 to the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut’s 2nd congressional district and was reelected in 1976 and 1978. He was elected United States Senator in the elections of 1980, and was the longest-serving senator in Connecticut’s history.
Dodd served as general chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1995 to 1997. He served as Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee until his retirement. On March 1, 2011, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) announced that Dodd will head the organization. In 2017, Dodd stepped down as chairman of the MPAA. In 2018, Dodd joined the law firm of Arnold & Porter.
The Common Good hosted Mr. Dodd in April of 2007: The Road to the White House: Chris Dodd.