David Low Dodge

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David Low Dodge, 1774–1852, American merchant and pacifist, b. Brooklyn, Conn. In 1815 he founded the New York Peace Society, possibly the first such organization to be established. In 1828 other peace societies joined with it to form the American Peace Society; Dodge served as a director and as a member of the executive committee until 1836.

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Boyden, David (Dodge) (b Westport, Conn., 1910; d Berkeley, Calif., 1986). Amer. musicologist and expert on string instruments. Teacher at Univ. of Calif. 1938–75 (prof. from 1955). Author of History of Violin-playing from its Origins to 1761 (1965), the standard work on the topic.