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James W. Dunbar.

James Whitson Dunbar (October 17, 1860 – May 19, 1943) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

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Early life and careerEdit

Born in New Albany, Indiana, Dunbar attended the public schools and was graduated from New Albany High School in 1878. He engaged in mercantile pursuits. Manager of public utilities in New Albany and Jeffersonville. Secretary-treasurer of the Western Gas Association 1894–1906. Secretary of the American Gas Institute 1906–1909. He served as president of the Indiana Gas Association 1908-1910 and secretary 1914–1919.

PoliticsEdit

Dunbar was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1922.

Dunbar was elected to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress. He resumed his former business pursuits.

Death and burialEdit

Dunbar died in New Albany, Indiana on May 19, 1943. He was interred in Fairview Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "James W. Dunbar (id: D000525)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William E. Cox
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd congressional district

1919–1923
Succeeded by
Frank Gardner
Preceded by
Frank Gardner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd congressional district

1929–1931
Succeeded by
Eugene B. Crowe