Biography of Hon. George T. Dunn (1840 - )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 531.
Hon. George T. DUNN, an able attorney of the Lincoln County bar, dates his birth March 26, 1840. Although Callaway is his native county, he has been identified with the people of Lincoln County most of his life. His father, William F., of Greenbrier County, W. Va., immigrated to Missouri at an early day, and became one of the substantial farmers of Callaway County. He was a man of considerable prominence, having been judge of the county court of that county for six years. He chose for his companion in life Miss Sarah H. PATTON, who became the mother of our subject. George T. DUNN received, in addition to a common school education, training in a private school, sufficient to qualify him for the profession of teaching. Having followed this occupation for eight years, and having in the meantime read law, he was admitted to the Lincoln County bar in 1872. Four years later he was chosen prosecuting attorney of Lincoln County, which position he held for two years. In 1884 he was elected to represent Lincoln County, Mo., in the State legislature, and was re-elected in 1886. At the first session of the legislature he introduced four bills, which passed both houses of the legislature, and are now laws, the most important being one making homicide, committed in attempted robbery, burglary, arson, etc., murder in the first degree, instead of the second, as formerly. At the second session he prepared and introduced two bills, which also passed both houses of the legislature, and are laws of the State, one making it a punishable offense for railroads to furnish public officials with free passes. This supplements and enforces the State constitution which makes it punishable for public officials to receive free passes. The other defines a lawful fence, and virtually makes it obligatory for railroads to fence against all kinds of stock. In 1888 Mr. DUNN was returned to the legislature, thus showing how highly his services have been appreciated. He has always been a stanch Democrat, and is a member of the Masonic fraternity.
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