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William DUNBAR

(1805-1861)

DUNBAR, William, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Virginia in 1805; completed preparatory studies; moved to Alexandria, Va., and engaged in the practice of law in the early thirties; moved to Louisiana in 1852; appointed associate justice of the supreme court of Louisiana to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Judge Preston and served from September 1, 1852, to May 4, 1853; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); retired to his sugar plantation in the parish of St. Bernard and resided there until his death on March 18, 1861.

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

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