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Member From: 1871 - 1873
- Birth Date: circa 1819 Birth Place:King William County, Virginia
- Death Date: August 1884
- Gender: Male Race: African American, Native American
- Spouse: Mary Jane
- Children: 15+
- Religion: Baptist
- Military Service:
- Occupation/Profession: Farmer, Teacher, and Minister
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Bio from Encyclopedia Virginia
Bio from Virginia's Martin Luther King Jr. Commission
- Bio: Jesse Dungey served one term in the House of Delegates (1871–1873). A skilled laborer, he was born free and began acquiring land in 1847. He owned 248 acres by the time of his death. The Freedmen’s Bureau recognized him as a community leader after the American Civil War (1861–1865), noting his work in building a school and church for African Americans. Elected in 1871 as a Republican to represent King William County, Dungey sided with the Readjusters in debates and early votes over how to settle Virginia’s crippling pre-war debt. After his term in office he served as a minister and census enumerator for the county. He died in King William County in 1884.
|1871-1873||King William||Republican||Agriculture and Mining
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