Dunn, Poindexter (b. 1834)

Poindexter Dunn, of Forest City, was born in Wake County, North Carolina, November 3, 1834; removed with his father to Limestone County, Alabama, in 1836; received his primary education in the schools there; was four years in Jackson College at Columbia, Tennessee, where he graduated in 1854; removed to Saint Francis County, Arkansas, in March, 1856; engaged in cotton-growing until 1861; was elected as a Democrat to the lower house of the Arkansas Legislature in 1858; served in the Confederate Army during the war; commenced the practice of law in 1867; was on the Democratic electoral ticket for Arkansas in 1872 and 1876; was elected to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses, and Forty-eighth Congresses, and was re-elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Democrat, receiving 14,836 votes against 8,651 votes for Remmel, Republican.
1. U. S. Congressional Directory, Washington, D. C., 1886, page 8.

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