George Hedford Dunn
George H. Dunn
|4th Treasurer of Indiana|
February 9, 1841 – February 9, 1844
|Preceded by||Nathan B. Palmer|
|Succeeded by||Royal Mathew|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 4th district
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
|Preceded by||Amos Lane|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Smith|
|Member of the Indiana House of Representatives|
|Born||November 15, 1794|
New York City, New York
|Died||January 12, 1854 (aged 59)|
|Resting place||New Town Cemetery|
He was born in New York City and moved to Lawrenceburg, Indiana in 1817 to study law. He was admitted to the bar in 1822 and commenced practice in Lawrenceburg, serving as member of the State house of representatives in 1828, 1832, and 1833. He was a promoter of the first railway in Indiana and was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Twenty-fourth Congress.
From March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1839, Dunn served on the Twenty-fifth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection.
He resumed the practice of law and later became state treasurer from 1841-1844. He also served as judge of Dearborn County, Indiana and was president of the Cincinnati & Indianapolis Railroad at the time of his death.
He died in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on January 12, 1854. He was interred in New Town Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "George Hedford Dunn (id: D000547)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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