William Claiborne Dunlap Edit Profile
He attended the Ebenezer Academy and Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee, from 1813 to 1817. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practicing in Knoxville in 1819.
After serving in the Indian campaign in 1818 and 1819, Dunlap moved to Bolivar, Tennessee in 1828. He also held a commission in the United States Volunteers in 1830. Dunlap was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses.
He served from March 4, 1833 to March 3, 1837. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress. Dunlap was judge of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Tennessee from 1840 to 1849, when he resigned and resumed practicing law.
He served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1857 to 1859. Dunlap died near Memphis, Tennessee on November 16, 1872 (age 74 years, 265 days). He is interred in Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.
He served as member of the Tennessee Senate elected in 1851, 1853, and 1857.