Cyrus Livingston Dunham

Cyrus Livingston Dunham

Birth
Dryden, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Death 21 Nov 1877 (aged 60)
Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, USA
Burial Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, USA
Plot Sec. C, Lot 087, Grave 2
Memorial ID 7184455 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He taught school, studied law, was admitted to the bar, then moved to Salem, Indiana, in 1841 and commenced the practice of law. He was prosecuting attorney of Washington County in 1845 and a member of the Indiana State House of Representatives, (1846-47). In 1849, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first, Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses, serving until 1855. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was appointed by Governor Willard Secretary of Indian State, serving (1859-60). During the Civil War, he served as Colonel in command of the 15th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Union Army, (1861-63). After the war, he resumed the practice of law, was a member of the Indian State House of Representatives, (1864-65) and judge of Clark County Criminal Court, (1871-74).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 14 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7184455
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cyrus Livingston Dunham (16 Jan 1817–21 Nov 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7184455, citing Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .