DUNLAP, George Washington (1813-1880)

DUNLAP, GEORGE WASHINGTON, a Representative from Kentucky; born at Walnut Hills, near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., February 22, 1813; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1834; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Lancaster, Ky.; commissioner of the circuit court 1843-1874; member of the State house of representatives in 1853; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Thirty-seventh Congress); member of the border State convention in 1861; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1862 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against West H. Humphreys, United States judge for the several districts of Tennessee; resumed the practice of law; died in Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., on June 6, 1880; interment in Lancaster Cemetery.

Filson Club Historical Society
Louisville, KY
Papers: In the Charles Lanman collection.
Autobiographical or biographical sketch. Unpublished finding aid in repository.


The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1861, 1 item.
A letter from George Washington Dunlap to President Abraham Lincoln written on October 1, 1861. In the letter, George Dunlap recommends James Simpson of Winchester, Kentucky, as U.S. District Judge for Kentucky.


Rosenbach Museum & Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1861, 2 items.
A letter from President Abraham Lincoln to the Kentucky Delegation written on July 29, 1861. In the letter, President Lincoln asks the consent of Kentucky's congressmen for Jesse Bayles to raise a regiment in the state. Endorsed with the signatures of all five congreemen and an ANS by Lincoln dated 5 August.