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DUNLAP, George Washington, congressman, born near Lexington, Kentucky, 22 February 1813; died in Lancaster, Kentucky, 6 June 1880. He was graduated at Transylvania University in 1834, and at the Law School in 1837. He began practice at Lancaster, Kentucky, in 1838, and was master commissioner of the circuit court from 1843 till 1874, was a member of the legislature in 1853, and of the famous Frankfort border state convention of May 1861, where he used his influence to avert the civil war. He was elected to congress as a Unionist, and served one term, in 1861'3, voting men and money for the support of the government. He was a presidential elector <)n the Democratic ticket in 1864.
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