Robert P. Dunlap, Governor

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Robert Pinckney Dunlap

Birthplace: Brunswick, Maine
Death: Died in Brunswick, ME, USA
Place of Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery Brunswick Cumberland County Maine
Immediate Family:

Son of John Dunlap and Mary Dunlap
Husband of Lydia Dunlap
Father of Frances Lowell

Occupation: 11th Governor of Maine, & a U.S. Representative from Maine
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About Robert P. Dunlap, Governor

Robert Pinckney Dunlap (August 17, 1794 – October 20, 1859) was the 11th Governor of Maine and a U.S. Representative from Maine.

Born in Brunswick, Maine, Dunlap was educated by private tutors. He graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1815. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1818, and commenced practice in Brunswick.

Dunlap served as a member of the Maine House of Representatives from 1821 to 1823. He served as president of the board of overseers of Bowdoin College from 1821 until his death. He served as member of the state militia, and was delegated to receive General Lafayette when he visited Maine in 1824.

Dunlap served in the State Senate 1824-1828 and 1831–1833, including three years as Senate President, in 1827, 1828, and 1831. He is, as of 2012, the only person to serve non-consecutive terms as Senate President. In between his Senate terms, he was a member of the Executive Council of Maine. He served four one-year terms as Governor of Maine from 1834 to 1838.

Dunlap was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847).

He served as chairman of the Committee on Public Expenditures (Twenty-ninth Congress). He served as collector of customs in Portland, Maine, in 1848 and 1849. Postmaster of Brunswick 1853-1857.

Death and burial

Dunlap died in Brunswick, Maine, October 20, 1859. He was interred in Pine Grove Cemetery.

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Robert P. Dunlap, Governor's Timeline

August 17, 1794
Brunswick, Maine
October 20, 1859
Age 65
Brunswick, ME, USA
Pine Grove Cemetery Brunswick Cumberland County Maine