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

Background

Dunn, William Mckee was born on December 12, 1814 in Hanover, Indiana Territory. Son of Williamson and Miriam (Wilson) Dunn.

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.

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.

Membership

Member lower house Indiana Legislature, 1837. Member United States House of Representatives (Republican), Indiana, 36th-37th congresses, 1859-1863.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Lanier.

father:
Williamson Dunn

mother:
Miriam (Wilson) Dunn

spouse:
Elizabeth Lanier.