David Alexander Nunn
|David Alexander Nunn|
|United States Representative|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th district
March 4, 1867 – March 4, 1869
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
July 26, 1833|
|Died||September 11, 1918
|Spouse(s)||Mary E. Thompson Nunn
Tennessee Whitehead Nunn
|Children||Willie T. Nunn
David S. Nunn
Alice Isabella Nunn
Cordie L. Nunn Poston
|Alma mater||Cumberland University|
Nunn was born near Brownsville, Tennessee, in Haywood County, son of David and Alice Koonce Nunn. He attended private schools and West Tennessee College (now Union University at Jackson, Tennessee. He studied law and graduated from Cumberland University at Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1853. He was admitted to the bar, and he commenced practice in Brownsville. He married Mary E Thompson in that same year. They had five children, Willie T., David S., Alice Isabella, Charlie, and Cordie L. After Mary's death in 1873, he married Tennessee Whitehead in 1875.
Elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress, Nunn was an unsuccessful Independent Republican candidate for re-election in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress. He served from March 4, 1867 to March 4, 1869.
Appointed Minister Resident to Ecuador on April 21, 1869, by President Grant, Nunn resigned on November 2, 1869. He was again elected to represent Tennessee in the Forty-third Congress, and served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the Forty-fourth Congress in 1874.
Nunn was the secretary of state of Tennessee from 1881 to 1885. When he was appointed by President McKinley as collector of internal revenue at Nashville, Tennessee on July 20, 1897, he served until his resignation on November 7, 1902. At that point he returned to private life.
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