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DUNLOP, James, jurist, born in Georgetown, D. C., 28 March 1793; died there, 6 May 1872. He was graduated at Princeton in 1811, studied law with Francis S. Key, whose partner he afterward became, and acted as district attorney in his place when Mr. Key was called away on business in 1833. He was recorder of Georgetown till 27 December 1838, when he was appointed judge of the criminal court for the District of Columbia. He was made assistant judge of the U. S. circuit court for that district on 3 October 1845, and was chief justice from 27 November 1855, till 1863, when the court was abolished. Judge Dunlop's opinions often attracted attention in England and other foreign countries.
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