Williamson Dunn

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Williamson Dunn
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Third Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives
In office
December 7, 1818 – January 22, 1820
Preceded by Amos Lane
Succeeded by William Graham
Constituency Jefferson County
Personal details
Born December 25, 1781
Mercer County, Kentucky
Died November 11, 1854
Hanover, Indiana
Political party No Party
Spouse(s) Miriam Wilson Dunn (1806-1827); Mary Fleming Dunn (1829-1854)
Residence Hanover, Indiana

Williamson Dunn (December 25, 1781 – November 11, 1854) was a judge and politician in the early history of Indiana. He served as the third Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives. Dunn is credited with having founded the town of Hanover, Indiana, as well as having contributed funds towards the founding of Hanover College.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John M. Gresham & Co. Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, and Washington, Indiana. Chicago: Chicago Printing Company (1889) 212-213.