James I. Dungan

James Irvine Dungan (* May 29, 1844 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, † December 28, 1931 in Jackson, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1891 and 1893 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Dungan attended the public schools of his home, the Denmark Academy in Iowa and Washington College, also in Iowa. After a subsequent law degree in 1868 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to Jackson to work in this profession. During the Civil War he served as a sergeant ( Color Sergeant ) in an infantry unit from Iowa. During 1867 and 1868 he was a School Board in Jackson and district school auditor. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1869 he was mayor of the town of Jackson; 1877 to 1879 he was a member of the Senate of Ohio. In June 1880 he took part in Cincinnati as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

In the congressional elections of 1890 Dungan was in the 13th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Joseph H. Outhwaite on 4 March 1891. Since he has not been confirmed in 1892, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1893. Between 1893 and 1895 Dungan worked as a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Interior. Then he returned to Jackson, where he practiced as a lawyer again. In 1913 he was also a legal representative of his hometown. He died on 28 December 1931 in Jackson, where he was also buried.