W. McKee Dunn

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(12 December, 1814 -- 24 July, 1887) Dunn was an American lawyer, politician, and soldier. Born in Jefferson County, Territory of Indiana, Dunn studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837. Dunn served as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1848 and as a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1850. Dunn was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-Sixth and Thirty-Seventh Congresses serving from March 4, 1859 to March 3, 1863. After an unsuccessful attempt at reelection, Dunn served in the Union army as a volunteer aide-de-camp to General McClellan (1861) and as a judge advocate of Volunteers (1863-1864). Dunn was appointed lieutenant colonel and Assistant Judge Advocate General of the United States Army on June 2, 1864 and as brigadier general and Judge Advocate General on December 1, 1875. After retiring in 1881, Dunn died in his summer residence in 1887. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Indiana Delegation—The Road to Civil War.

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