Robert P. Dunlap, Brunswick, 1831

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Robert Pinckney Dunlap (1794-1859) of Brunswick from 1833 until 1837 served four consecutive terms as governor.

He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1815 and afterward maintained close ties with that college as a member of the Board of Overseers for 38 years and President of the Board for 16.

Dunlap was admitted to the bar in 1818 and opened up a practice in Brunswick before representing that town in the State Legislature in 1821 and 1822.

A member of the State Senate from 1824-1828 and 1820-1833 he is the only member of that body ever to have served two, non-consecutive terms as its president.

In 1829 he served as a member of the Governor’s Council.

Dunlap was elected in 1843 to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served two terms.

In 1848 and 1849 he served as Collector of the Port of Portland and from 1853 to 1857 as the Postmaster of Brunswick.

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  • Title: Robert P. Dunlap, Brunswick, 1831
  • Creation Date: circa 1831
  • Subject Date: circa 1831
  • Location: Augusta, Kennebec County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Object Type: Image

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