DUNGAN, James Irvine, (1844 - 1931)


DUNGAN, James Irvine, a Representative from Ohio; born in Canonsburg, Washington County, Pa., May 29, 1844; attended the common schools; received an academic education at the local academy at Denmark, Iowa, and at the college at Washington, Iowa; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio; during the Civil War served as color sergeant in the Nineteenth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry; superintendent of schools of Jackson, Ohio, and city and county school examiner, 1867 and 1868; mayor of Jackson, 1869; member of the State senate, 1877-1879; delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1880; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Fifty-third Congress in 1892; attorney in the Interior Department, 1893-1895; returned to Jackson, Ohio, and resumed the practice of law; city solicitor, 1913; engaged in the practice of his profession until his death in Jackson, Ohio, on December 28, 1931; interment in Fairmont Cemetery.