James W. Dunbar

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James Whitson Dunbar
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd district
In office
1919–1923
Preceded byWilliam E. Cox
Succeeded byFrank Gardner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd district
In office
1929–1931
Preceded byFrank Gardner
Succeeded byEugene B. Crowe
Personal details
Born(1860-10-17)October 17, 1860
New Albany, Indiana, U.S.
DiedMay 19, 1943(1943-05-19) (aged 82)
New Albany, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

James Whitson Dunbar (October 17, 1860 – May 19, 1943) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana, serving a total o three terms from 1919 to 1923, and from 1929 to 1931.

Early life and career

Born in New Albany, Indiana, Dunbar attended the public schools and graduated from New Albany High School in 1878. He engaged in mercantile pursuits. Manager of public utilities in New Albany and Jeffersonville. Secretary-treasurer of the Western Gas Association 1894–1906. Secretary of the American Gas Institute 1906–1909. He served as president of the Indiana Gas Association 1908-1910 and secretary 1914–1919.

Politics

Dunbar was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1922.

Dunbar was elected to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress. He resumed his former business pursuits.

Death and burial

Dunbar died in New Albany, Indiana on May 19, 1943. He was interred in Fairview Cemetery.

References

  • United States Congress. "James W. Dunbar (id: D000525)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd congressional district

1919–1923
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd congressional district

1929–1931
Succeeded by
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