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Warren Scott Dungan


Posted By: Kathleen Gregory (email)
Date: 5/20/2013 at 09:20:15


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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