John T. Dunn

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John T. Dunn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Charles N. Fowler
Personal details
Born (1838-06-04)June 4, 1838
Tipperary, Ireland
Died February 22, 1907(1907-02-22) (aged 68)
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Political party Democratic

John Thomas Dunn (June 4, 1838 – February 22, 1907) was a U.S. Representative from New Jersey.

Born in Tipperary, Ireland, Dunn immigrated to the United States with his father, who settled in New Jersey in 1845. He completed elementary studies at home. He engaged in business in 1862.

Dunn was elected a member of the board of aldermen of Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1878. He served as member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1879 to 1882 and was speaker of the house in 1882. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Dunn was again elected a member of the city council.

Dunn was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress, where he represented the newly created 8th congressional district from March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress.

After leaving office he resumed the practice of law. He died in Elizabeth, New Jersey, February 22, 1907, and was interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Newark, New Jersey.[1]


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
New District
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Succeeded by
Charles N. Fowler