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
PROFESSION:  Lawyer
POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Democrat
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

FURTHER READING:

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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