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Born near Athens, Georgia, Winn was the second child of Richard Dickinson and Charlotte Mitchell Winn. Winn attended Carrollton (Georgia) Masonic Institute, and graduated from Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia, in 1860. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1861 and commenced practice in Alpharetta, Georgia.
He entered the Confederate States Army as a first lieutenant in 1861. He was promoted to captain, then major, and finally a lieutenant colonel, in the Twenty-fourth Regiment, Georgia Infantry. He served with Lee's army (Army of Northern Virginia) until the close of the Civil War. After the War, he resumed his law practice in Milton County, Georgia and served as solicitor of the county court for two years. In 1868 Winn left the law and pursued agriculture full-time, except for civic duties.
He was a Gwinnett County school commissioner from 1876 to 1890. He was a U.S. Representative from Georgia representing Gwinnett County, Georgia in the Fifty-second Congress. Winn was elected as a Democrat. He served one term from March 4, 1891 to March 3, 1893 and did not stand for reelection.
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