Floor #: 1
Room #s: 1245-1279, 1300-1303
Bed Type: Lofted
Floor Type: Tile
Room Types: Single, Double, Triple
Window Size: Sm. 22.5" x 52", Lg. 45.5" x 52", XLg. 70" x 52"
Ceiling Height: Between 8'2" and 8'8"
John Simpson DODDS, (Aug. 10, 1885-Nov. 3, 1950) better known as Jack Dodds, was a professor of civil engineering at Iowa State College. He was professor of civil engineering during most of his career. His many friends and students affectionately called him Jack. He was in charge of the Civil Engineering summer camp for many years, served as secretary and president of the Iowa Engineering Society, a member of the State Board of Registration for Engineers and Surveyors and was a charter member and second president of the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping.
Dodds was very active in the Ames community. He served on the city's first Zoning Board of Adjustment, beginning on June 1, 1925. He was a city councilman for ward one, 1926-1928, and a councilman at large, 1930-1939. Dodds and wife Josephine (Oct. 5, 1889-Feb. 4, 1983) lived at 1123 Burnett Avenue and 218 West Eighth Street. They are both buried in the Iowa State University Cemetery.