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James Whitson DUNBAR

(1860-1943)

DUNBAR, James Whitson, a Representative from Indiana; born in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., October 17, 1860; attended the public schools and was graduated from New Albany High School in 1878; engaged in mercantile pursuits; manager of public utilities in New Albany and Jeffersonville; secretary-treasurer of the Western Gas Association 1894-1906; secretary of the American Gas Institute 1906-1909; president of the Indiana Gas Association 1908-1910 and secretary 1914-1919; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); was not a candidate for reelection in 1922; elected to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; resumed his former business pursuits; died in New Albany, Ind., May 19, 1943; interment in Fairview Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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