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Dr. Washington Dodge, former banker, supervisor, library trustee and assessor of San Francisco, died at 9:25 o'clock this morning at the St. Francis Hospital from a bullet wound self-inflicted a week ago Saturday. Up till two days ago hope had been held out for Dr. Dodge's recovery. Saturday, however, he lapsed into unconsciousness and failed to rally.
Dr. Dodge entered public life in San Francisco in 1896 with his election as supervisor. He served in that office two years. At the end of that time he was elected assessor. He remained in this office for fourteen years, resigning to accept the vice presidency of the Anglo and London Paris National Bank.
As assessor Dr. Dodge inaugurated many reforms, and the efficiency and honesty with which he performed the duties of that office were attested to by the enormous majorities he received at the polls.
Subsequently Dr. Dodge served with distinction as a member of the Board of Library Trustees.
In 1912 Dr. Dodge was a passenger on the ill fated liner Titanic.
In 1917 Dr. Dodge undertook the task of straightening out the affairs of the Poulsen Wireless Company, and this necessitated his resigning from the bank. He was fairly successful in his new task, but is said to have worried over a suit recently filed against him by Tilden Tognazzini and Charles F. Leege, which he thought was a reflection on his honor.
Dr. Dodge is survived by his widow, two sons and a daughter--Harry Dodge, Washington Dodge, Jr. and Miss Vida Dodge. Arrangements are being made for the funeral, which will probably be held Thursday.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2003) DR. DODGE DIES AS RESULT OF WOUNDS (San Francisco Call & Post, Monday 30th June 1919, ref: #265, published 28 August 2003, generated 4th June 2023 11:39:28 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/dodge-death.html