Dodds, Harold Willis

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Harold Willis Dodds, 1889–1980, American educator, b. Utica, Pa., grad. Grove City College, 1909, M.A. Princeton, 1914, Ph.D. Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1917. He taught economics and political science and became well known as as an expert on electoral procedure; he helped design democratic election laws for several Latin American governments, particularly Nicaragua (1922–24, 1928) and Cuba (1935). He was adviser (1925–26) to the Commission for the Tacna-Arica Plebiscite and secretary (1920–28) of the National Municipal League. Appointed professor of politics at Princeton in 1927, he was president of that university from 1933 to 1957. His works include Out of This Nettle, Danger (1943) and The Academic President (1962).