George Hedford Dunn

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George H. Dunn
4th Treasurer of Indiana
In office
February 9, 1841 – February 9, 1844
GovernorSamuel Bigger
James Whitcomb
Preceded byNathan B. Palmer
Succeeded byRoyal Mathew
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byAmos Lane
Succeeded byThomas Smith
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1794-11-15)November 15, 1794
New York City
DiedJanuary 12, 1854(1854-01-12) (aged 59)
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Resting placeNew Town Cemetery
Political partyWhig

George Hedford Dunn (November 15, 1794 – January 12, 1854) was an American lawyer and politician who served one term as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1837 to 1839.


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.

Later career

He resumed the practice of law and later became state treasurer from 1841 to 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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Political offices
Preceded by
Nathan B. Palmer
Treasurer of Indiana
Succeeded by
Royal Mayhew
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by