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William Claiborne Dunlap

  • Birth 25 Feb 1798 Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 16 Nov 1872 Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot Turley Section, Lot 24
  • Memorial ID 7786919

U.S. Congressman. He attended Ebenezer Academy and Maryville College, (1813-17) studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Knoxville, Tennessee. He served in the Indian campaigns (1818-19) and held a commission in the United States Volunteers until 1830. In 1833, he was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses, serving until 1837. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was a judge of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Tennessee, (1840-49), a member of the Tennessee State Senate, (1851, 53, 57) and served in the Tennessee State House of Representatives, (1857-59).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 22 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7786919
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Claiborne Dunlap (25 Feb 1798–16 Nov 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7786919, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .