Robert Dodd

Robert Dodd

Champaign has lost a public-spirited citizen.

Former Champaign Mayor Robert Dodd passed away last week at age 75 after a long illness.

Although he had been out of the public eye for many years, Dodd served long and well on the city council and in the mayor's office from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s.

Dodd is among a long line of public-spirited men and women who devoted considerable time and energy to serving the public. They put the "self" in the concept of self-government, and it would be impossible to govern ourselves if people like Dodd did not step up and offer their talents.

A former priest who later became a lawyer, Dodd enjoyed a busy life and law practice. Even though he did not seek office again after leaving the mayor's office, Dodd remained active in public and civic affairs through his activities in service organizations and the church.

His life exemplified a devotion to public service that honors his memory.

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