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William Mckee Dunn

William McKee Dunn was a US Representative from Indiana and the Judge Advocate General of the United States Army.

Education

  • Dunn attended school in the first schoolhouse in Hanover.

    He subsequently studied law .

Career

  • He was admitted to the bar in 1837.

    He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1850. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress.

    Following the Civil War, Dunn stayed in the Regular Army. He was promoted to brigadier general and Judge Advocate General on December 1, 1875. He retired from the army on January 22, 1881.

Major achievements

  • He was appointed lieutenant colonel and Assistant Judge Advocate General of the United States Army on June 22, 1864.
  • At the end of the war, he was brevetted as a brigadier general dating from March 13, 1865.
  • He was promoted to brigadier general and Judge Advocate General on December 1, 1875.
William Dunn
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Born December 12, 1814
Died July 24, 1887
(aged 72)
  • 1832
    Indiana College
  • 1835
    Yale College
  • 1848
    member, Indiana House of Representatives
  • March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1863
    Republican, Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses
  • 1861 - 1863
    Chairman, Committee on Patents (Thirty-seventh Congress)
  • June 19, 1861 - August, 1861
    Volunteer aide-de-camp, Union Army
  • March 13, 1863 - July 6, 1864
    major and judge advocate general, Department of the Missouri
    Missouri, USA
  • June 22, 1864
    Lieutenant colonel and Assistant Judge Advocate General, Unites States Army
  • March 13, 1865
    brigadier general, United States Army
  • December 1, 1875 - June 22, 1881
    Brigadier general and Judge Advocate General, Regular Army
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Jana Valasach last changed 02/12/2012 view changes
  • Major Achievements
    • He was promoted to brigadier general and Judge Advocate General on December 1, 1875.
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