Williamson Dunn Letter
21 January 1820
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Christina Baich, December 2005
Williamson Dunn was born on December 25, 1781, near Danville, Kentucky. In 1806, he married Miriam Wilson with whom he had eleven children. He moved to Jefferson County, Indiana, in 1809, and lived in several places throughout the state before settling in Hanover, Jefferson County, Indiana, in 1829. He remarried in 1828 to Mary Fleming. Dunn served in the Indiana militia from 1812 to 1814 as a captain. From 1816 to 1820, he served in the Indiana House of Representatives. He was Speaker of the House from 1818 to 1820. Dunn also served in the Indiana Senate from 1837 to 1838. His other public offices include justice of the peace in Jefferson County (1811); judge of the Jefferson County court of common pleas (1811-1813); associate judge of the 2nd circuit (1814-1816); probate judge of the 3rd circuit (1846-1852). He died November 11, 1854.
Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, and Alan F. January, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Volume 1, 1816-1899. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1980.
Scope and Content Note:
The collection contains a letter from Williamson Dunn certifying the attendance and confirming the salary of the William W. Wick, principal clerk, during the 1819-1820 session of the Indiana House of Representatives.
1820 Jan. 21 Dunn, Williamson to William W. Wick, ALS
Size of Collection:
21 January 1820
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