Governor Robert P. Dunlap

Robert P. Dunlap

DATE OF BIRTH:  August 17, 1794
PLACE OF BIRTH:  Brunswick
DATE OF DEATH:  October 20, 1859
PLACE OF DEATH:  Brunswick
TERM IN OFFICE:  January 2, 1834 – January 19, 1838
FIRST LADY:  Lydia Chapman

QUOTE: It is not sufficient that towns are required to maintain schools, nor that schools are kept within the reach of all our youth; the desired result will seldom be obtained…unless the several towns shall be enabled to procure faithful and competent teachers.

Inaugural Address, January 2, 1834

OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: State Representative, State Senator (Senate President), Executive Councilor, Congressman, Collector of the Port of Portland, Postmaster of Brunswick, President of the Board of Overseers of Bowdoin College


Chase, Henry.  Representative Men of Maine.  Portland: The Lakeside Press, 1893, p. XVII.

“Death of Ex-Governor Dunlap,” Eastern Argus, Portland, October 21, 1859; October 22, 1859, October 25, 1859.

Gold, David M.  “Robert Pinckney Dunlap,” American National Biography.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1999, Vol. 7, pp. 91-93.

King, M.F.  “Gov. Robert Pinckney Dunlap,” Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, Bangor, 1887, pp. 69-76, 174-181.

Mahan, Bruce E.  “Robert Pinckney Dunlap,” Dictionary of American Biography.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1933, Vol. 5, pp. 515-516.



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