Poindexter Dunn

Poindexter Dunn

Birth
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Death 12 Oct 1914 (aged 79)
Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas, USA
Burial Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 7785499 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, he graduated from Jackson College Tennessee, in 1854, studied law and moved to Arkansas, in 1856. There he engaged in growing cotton and served as a member of the Arkansas State House of Representatives in 1858. During the Civil War, he served as a Captain in the Confederate Army. After the war, he was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced the practice of law in Forrest City, Arkansas. In 1879, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress and to the next four succeeding Congresses, serving until 1889. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law in various states and was appointed a special commissioner for the prevention of frauds on the customs revenue, New York City, in 1893. Relocating south, he was involved in the construction of railroads until his death at age 79 in Texarkana, Texas.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7785499
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Poindexter Dunn (3 Nov 1834–12 Oct 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7785499, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .