Fred A. Busse
32nd Mayor of Chicago
Chicago. Dept. of Public Works. Annual Report. 1907.
- April 2, 1907
- Defeated William A. Brubaker (Prohibition), Edward F. Dunne (Democrat) and George Koop (Socialist)
- April 15, 1907: Inaugural Address
Term of Office
- March 3, 1866
- His father, Gustave Busse, was a captain for the Union in the Civil War
- President of Busse Coal Co.
- 1894: Elected to Illinois State House, re-elected 1896
- 1898: Elected to Illinois State Senate
- 1902: Elected State Treasurer
- 1905: President Roosevelt named him postmaster
- 1907: First mayor to serve four-year term, second Chicago-born mayor
- 1908: Secretly married Miss Josephine Lee; they had no children
- Attained rank of 32nd degree Mason
- July 9, 1914
- Graceland Cemetery, Chicago
- Chicago Daily Tribune, April 3, 1907, p. 5.
- Chicago Daily Tribune, July 10, 1914, p. 5.
- Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, editors. Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2004.