DUMONT, Ebenezer, (1814 - 1871)


DUMONT, Ebenezer, a Representative from Indiana; born in Vevay, Ind., November 23, 1814; pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Vevay; member of the State house of representatives in 1838; treasurer of Vevay 1839-1845; lieutenant colonel of Volunteers in the Mexican War; member of the State house of representatives in 1850 and 1853; colonel of the Seventh Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War; promoted to brigadier general of Volunteers September 3, 1861, and served until February 28, 1863, when he resigned; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1867); chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Thirty-eighth Congress), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Thirty-ninth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1866; appointed by President Grant Governor of Idaho Territory, but died in Indianapolis, Ind., April 16, 1871, before taking the oath of office; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.