David Dunn (1811 - 1894)

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Birthplace: Cornish, York, ME
Death: Died in Poland, Androscoggin, ME
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David Dunn (January 17, 1811 – February 17, 1894) was an American Democratic politician and lawyer. He served as the 18th Governor of Maine in 1844.

Biography

David Dunn was born in Cornish, Maine on January 17, 1811.

Dunn studied law under then future Governor, "Squire" John Fairfield, of Saco. He was admitted to the bar in 1833 and shortly thereafter opened up a practice at Poland Corner.

He represented the town of Poland in the Maine House of Representatives from 1840 to 1844 and was Speaker in 1843 and 1844. In that capacity Dunn served for three days as acting Governor in 1844 when President of the Senate, Edward Kavanagh, resigned as acting Governor.

The game of political musical chairs continued with Dunn resigning and the new President of the Senate, John W. Dana, acting as Governor until newly elected Hugh J. Anderson was sworn in.

In 1845 Dunn was elected to the Maine Senate and served as its President following the resignation of Stephen Chase of Fryeburg in 1846.

A nineteenth century writer compiling short biographies of the leading citizens of Poland referred to Dunn as: "an ardent Democrat, to which party he still adheres with a tenacity seldom witnessed."[who?] Dunn was rewarded for his tenacity by the Buchanan administration which appointed him to a Clerkship in the Post Office in Washington, D.C., which he held from 1857 to 1861.

Following his return to Maine he practiced law in Mechanic Falls. He died on February 17, 1894 at the age of eighty-three.

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David Dunn, Governor's Timeline

1811
January 17, 1811
Cornish, York, ME
1836
October 12, 1836
Age 25
Hebron, Oxford, ME
1837
May 14, 1837
Age 26
Bangor, Penobscot, ME
1839
March 14, 1839
Age 28
1841
April 9, 1841
Age 30
Poland, Androscoggin, ME
1843
May 20, 1843
Age 32
Poland, Androscoggin, ME
1894
February 10, 1894
Age 83
Poland, Androscoggin, ME