DUNN, George Grundy (1812-1857)

DUNN, GEORGE GRUNDY, a Representative from Indiana; born in Washington County, Ky., December 20, 1812; moved to Monroe County, Ind.; completed preparatory studies and attended the Indiana University at Bloomington; moved to Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind., in 1833, where he taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Bedford, Ind.; prosecuting attorney of Lawrence County in 1842; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1848; served in the State senate from 1850 until 1852, when he resigned; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); was not a candidate for renomination in 1856; died in Bedford, Ind., September 4, 1857; interment in Green Hill Cemetery.

Indiana Historical Society
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: 1830-1922, 42 volumes and 3 boxes.
Account books (1835-1922) of George Grundy Dunn's law firm and the firm of Dunn & Dunn, owned by his sons, Moses F. Dunn (1842-1915) and George Grundy Dunn, Jr. (d. 1891); papers (1865-1911) relating to Dunn & Dunn law cases in debt collection, Civil War pensions, real estate, and railroads; Dunn's account books (1840) relating to the disposition and sale of the estate of his father-in-law; and Bedford general store account books (1830-1834). A finding aid is available in the repository.


Vincennes University Junior College
Byron R. Lewis Historical Library
Vincennes, IN
Papers: 1837-1887. 3 folders.
Correspondence and legal papers.