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Dr. Washington Dodge, banker, former county Assessor and former Supervisor, who shot himself in the head Saturday night, is dying at the St. Francis Hospital, according to reports from his bedside today.
Since his removal to the hospital encouraging reports have been received and high hopes for his recovery were held.
Dr. Dodge attempted self-destruction in a fit of despondency brought on by illness and business cares. The attempt was made in his apartment at 840 Powell Street, where he resided with his wife and two children.
He was elected Supervisor in 1896 and at the expiration of his term was elected assessor for three successive terms. He resigned in 1912 to accept the vice-presidency of the Anglo-London and Paris National Bank. In 1917 he undertook to untangle the affairs of the Poulsen Wireless Corporation. In this he was fairly successful but it necessitated his resignation from the bank. Worry over a law suit which he thought reflected on his honor, was one of the contributing influences to the attempt.
In 1912 he went to Europe and was a passenger on the ill-fated Titanic.

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