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George Washington DUNLAP

(1813-1880)

DUNLAP, George Washington, a Representative from Kentucky; born at Walnut Hills, near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., February 22, 1813; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1834; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Lancaster, Ky.; commissioner of the circuit court 1843-1874; member of the State house of representatives in 1853; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Thirty-seventh Congress); member of the border State convention in 1861; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1862 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against West H. Humphreys, United States judge for the several districts of Tennessee; resumed the practice of law; died in Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., on June 6, 1880; interment in Lancaster Cemetery.

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

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