(23 November, 1814 -- 16 April, 1871) Dumont was an American lawyer and politician.
Born in Vevay, Indiana, after admittance to the bar Dumont commenced practice in Vevay. Dumont was a member of the State house of representatives in 1838 and later from 1850 to 1853. In the Civil War, Dumont was a brigadier general of Volunteers from September 3, 1861, and served until February 28, 1863. Dumont was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress.
[Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Indiana Delegation - United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866
Indiana Delegation - United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65