Poindexter Dunn

Poindexter Dunn ( * November 3, 1834 in Raleigh, North Carolina, † October 12, 1914 in Texarkana, Texas ) was an American politician (Democratic Party). Between 1879 and 1889 he represented the first electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Already in 1837 came the then three-year Poindexter Dunn with his father in the Limestone County, Alabama. There he attended the public schools. Subsequently, he studied until 1854 at the Jackson College in Columbia ( Tennessee). This was followed by a law degree. But he was only approved in 1867 as an attorney. In 1856, Dunn moved to the St. Francis County, Arkansas. In 1858 he was elected to the House of Representatives from Arkansas. Until 1861 he worked as a cotton planter in Arkansas. During the Civil War he was a captain in the army of the Confederate States. After his made ​​in 1867 admitted to the bar he began in Forrest City to work in his new profession.

1878 Dunn was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he Lucien C. Gause replaced on March 4, 1879. After he was re-elected in the following four congressional elections each, he was able to complete five 1889 legislative sessions in Congress until March 3. From 1887 to 1889 he was chairman of the committee that dealt with the American merchant marine and fisheries issues. In 1888, Dunn opted not to run again.

After the end of his time in Congress, he moved to Los Angeles, where he also worked as a lawyer. In 1893 he was appointed Special Representative of the Federal Government to prevent fraud in the customs administration of New York City. Two years later he moved to Baton Rouge in Louisiana, where he was active in the railroad business. End of his life spent Poindexter Dunn from 1905 in Texarkana, where he died in 1914.