David Alexander Nunn

David Alexander Nunn (* July 26, 1833 in Brownsville, Tennessee, † September 11, 1918 ) was an American politician. Between 1867 and 1869, and again from 1873 to 1875, he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


David Nunn first attended private schools and went on to study at the West Tennessee College in Jackson. After a subsequent law degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon and its made ​​in 1853 admitted to the bar he began in Brownsville to work in his new profession. In 1860 he was an elector for the Unionists in the presidential elections. He then became a member of the Republican Party. In 1864 he was again elector in the presidential election, where he was incumbent Abraham Lincoln, the candidate of his new party his voice. From 1865 to 1867 Nunn sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee.

In the congressional elections of 1866, Nunn was in the eighth constituency of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John W. Leftwich on March 4, 1867. Since he has not been confirmed in 1868, he was initially able to do only one term in Congress until March 3, 1869. This was marked by the tensions between his party and President Andrew Johnson. This conflict culminated in a narrowly failed impeachment proceedings against the president. In 1868 the 14th Amendment was passed in Congress.

Between April and November 1869 David Nunn was the successor of William T. Coggeshall American ambassador in Ecuador. In the elections of 1872 he was re-elected in the eighth district in Congress, where he replaced William Wirt Vaughan on March 4, 1873. Since he was not re-elected in 1874, he could spend just one more term in Congress until March 3, 1875. Between 1881 and 1885, David Nunn as Secretary of State, the managing officials of the government of Tennessee. Between 1897 and 1902 he served as head of the Federal Tax Authority in Nashville. He then retired to private life. He died on September 11, 1918 in his hometown of Brownsville.