William Emmett Dever
34th Mayor of Chicago
Gilbert, Paul T. Chicago and Its Makers. F. Mendelsohn, 1929.
- February 27, 1923 (primary)
- April 3, 1923 (general)
- Defeated William A. Cunnea (Socialist) and Arthur C. Lueder (Republican)
- April 16, 1923: Inaugural Address text unavailable; comments reported in the Chicago Daily News
Term of Office
- March 13, 1862
- Woburn, Mass.
- 1885: Married Miss Katherine E. Conway of Olean, N.Y.; they adopted two sons
- Was employed as a tanner while attending law school
- 1890: Graduated from Chicago College of Law
- 1902: Elected alderman of the 17th Ward
- 1910: Elected to the Superior bench, re-elected twice
- During his term, Wacker Drive was completed, and he sponsored and pushed through legislation to straighten the Chicago River
- After mayoral term, he served as vice president and trust officer of the Bank of America
- September 3, 1929
- Calvary Cemetery, Chicago
- Chicago Daily Tribune, September 4, 1929, p. 1+.
- Chicago Daily Tribune, September 7, 1929, p. 4.
- Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, editors. Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2004.