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George Hedford DUNN

(1794-1854)

DUNN, George Hedford, a Representative from Indiana; born in New York City, November 15, 1794; moved to Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind., in 1817; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1822 and commenced practice in Lawrenceburg; member of the State house of representatives in 1828, 1832, and 1833; promoter of the first railway in Indiana; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Twenty-fourth Congress; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; resumed the practice of law; State treasurer 1841-1844; judge of Dearborn County, Ind.; president of the Cincinnati & Indianapolis Railroad at the time of his death in Lawrenceburg, Ind., January 12, 1854; interment in New Town Cemetery.

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

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