Dunning, John, 1st Baron Ashburton, 1731-83, English jurist and politician. He attracted notice in 1762 by his written defense of the British East India Company merchants against their Dutch rivals. He was solicitor general from 1768 to 1770. In Parliament from 1768, he consistently supported the right of free election and petition in the case of John Wilkes and in 1780 carried the famous resolution that "the influence of the crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished." He was created a peer in 1782.
Dunning, William Archibald, 1857-1922, American historian, b. Plainfield, N.J., grad. Columbia (B.A., 1881; Ph. D., 1885). After studying in Berlin, he returned (1886) to spend a lifetime at Columbia, becoming the first Lieber professor of history and political philosophy in 1904. His reputation is twofold: first, his scholarly studies of Reconstruction led the way to a new interpretation of that era in American history; second, his History of Political Theories (3 vol., 1902-20) was a brilliant survey of a hitherto unanalyzed field. Dunning not only wrote two superb studies of Reconstruction—Essays on the Civil War and Reconstruction (1898, rev. ed. 1904) and Reconstruction, Political and Economic, 1865-1877 (1907, repr. 1968)—but also inspired and directed the long series of books by his students on Reconstruction in the individual states. His theory of Reconstruction, which held that the freedmen proved incapable of self-government and thus made segregation necessary, dominated historical interpretation of the era until the 1960s. He also wrote The British Empire and the United States (1914), an excellent survey of Anglo-American relations. One of the founders of the American Historical Association, he was its president in 1913. J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton edited his Truth in History and Other Essays (1937).
Dunning is a village in Blaine County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 109 at the 2000 census.


Dunning is located at (41.827721, -100.104090).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 109 people, 53 households, and 31 families residing in the village. The population density was 480.0 people per square mile (183.0/km²). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 308.2/sq mi (117.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.08% White and 0.92% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 53 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. 39.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,500, and the median income for a family was $30,833. Males had a median income of $21,719 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,725. There were 5.6% of families and 6.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 3.8% of under eighteens and 9.1% of those over 64.


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