William Claiborne Dunlap

William Claiborne Dunlap

Birth
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Death 16 Nov 1872 (aged 74)
Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Turley Section, Lot 24
Memorial ID 7786919 · View Source
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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 .