WARREN SCOTT DUNGAN was born at Frankfort Springs, Beaver county, Pennsylvania, September 12, 1822; he died at Chariton, Iowa, May 9, 1913. He was of Scotch-Irish descent and three of his ancestors served in the war of the Revolution. He obtained his early education in the academy at Frankfort Springs. In 1851 he went south, first to Louisiana and later to Panola, Mississippi, where he taught school and studied law for three years. In 1855 he returned to Pennsylvania, entered the law office of Roberts & Quay and the next year was admitted to the practice and removed to Iowa. He located at Chariton, took up the practice of law and maintained his residence there until his death. In 1862 he represented the Twelfth District, composed of Lucas and Monroe counties, as Senator in the Ninth General Assembly. He resigned his position to recruit a company which became Company K, Thirty-fourth Iowa Infantry, of which he was elected Captain. In 1862 he was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel and on May 25, 1865, was brevetted Colonel. He participated in the battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Vicksburg, Fort Blakeley, Mobile and other engagements. The last six months of his service were spent on the staff of Maj. Gen. C. C. Andrews as Inspector General of the Second Division Thirteenth Army Corps. He was mustered out at Houston, Texas, July 15, 1865. Colonel Dungan was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872, and a presidential elector from the Seventh Iowa District when General Grant was elected president. He served as Representative in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth General Assemblies and again as Senator in the Twenty-second and Twenty-third General Assemblies. He was Lieutenant Governor of Iowa from 1894 to 1896, and afterward county attorney of Lucas county for two years. Colonel Dungan's career of fifty-seven years in Iowa was marked with success as a lawyer, soldier, orator and citizen. He was of invaluable service to Charles Aldrich in the formation of the early plans for founding the Historical Department of Iowa.
- "Notable Deaths" Annals of Iowa. Vol. XI, No. 4. p. 233. Historical Society of Iowa. Des Moines. January, 1914.
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