SUBMITTED BY: Marsha F. Haithcock
Colonel Clement Dowd was of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Born in Richland Creek, Moore County, N.C., August 27, 1832. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Charlotte, N.C., 1869-71; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 6th District, 1881- 85. Died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., April 15, 1898. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, N.C.