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Robert Pinckney DUNLAP

(1794-1859)

DUNLAP, Robert Pinckney, a Representative from Maine; born in Brunswick, Maine, August 17, 1794; educated by private tutors; was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1815; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Brunswick; member of the State house of representatives 1821-1823; president of the board of overseers of Bowdoin College from 1821 until his death; member of the State militia, and was delegated to receive General Lafayette when he visited in Maine in 1824; served in the State senate 1824-1828 and 1831-1833; president of the State senate for four years; executive councilor 1829-1833; Governor of Maine 1834-1838; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Twenty-ninth Congress); collector of customs in Portland, Maine, in 1848 and 1849; postmaster of Brunswick 1853-1857; died in Brunswick, Maine, October 20, 1859; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.

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

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