Senate 1953-66 (District 3)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Date of Birth:
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
St. Paul Public Schools; Elementary School;
Central High School, Saint Paul; Secondary; Graduate
University of Minnesota, Law School; Law Degree; 1941
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota State Agricultural Society (Minnesota State Fair Administration Office, Clerk);
193? to 194?
United States Army, 9th, 7th, and 1st Armies (World War II, Europe, Infantry Captain and Medical Corps Administrative Officer);
1942 to 1946
Wabasha County, Minnesota;
1951 to 1952
Minnesota State College Board (Became President, 1969);
1967 to 19??
Jane Elizabeth Smith (married on June 15, 1946)
Five children: John Craig (born while he was in office), and Robert Bruce (AKA Slim) (sons); Mary (born while he was in office), and Jane, and Elizabeth (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He moved to Rochester, Minnesota in 1964.
"A conservative, Dunlap was described by his colleagues as a very capable legislator..." (St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 16, 1992)
"He was a Republican and caucused with the Conservatives." (Star Tribune, February 16, 1992.)
He chaired an interim study group on education. ("Know Your Minnesota Legislature: Rep. Donald McLeod," Minneapolis Star, Between November 1960-January 1961)
He was a member of the Masons, Legionaires, and Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.
His father, Roy J. Dunlap Sr., was the managing editor for the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press for 35 years. His brother, Roy J. Dunlap Jr. was a reporter, columnist, and managing editor of the same newspapers.
He died at home in Rochester, Minnesota.