Mayor Edward F. Dunne Biography

Edward Dunne photo
Notable Men of Illinois & Their State. Chicago Daily Journal, 1912.

Mayor of Chicago, 1905-1907

  • Democratic Party
  • Elected 38th mayor of Chicago April 4, 1905; defeated John Collins (Socialist), John Maynard Harlan (Republican) and Oliver Stewart (Prohibition)
  • Inauguration: April 10, 1905

Biographical

  • Born October 12, 1853 in Waterville, Conn.
  • Received law degree from Union College of Law (now Northwestern University) in 1877
  • In 1881, married Miss Elizabeth Kelly of Chicago; together they had 13 children.
  • Elected to circuit court bench in 1892
  • Elected governor of Illinois in 1913 and served one term
  • Became attorney for Cook County Board of Election Commissioners in 1930
  • Published five-volume Illinois: The Heart of the Nation in 1933
  • Died May 24, 1937 in Chicago
  • Buried in Calvary Cemetery, Chicago

Sources

  • "Edward F. Dunne, Ex-Governor and Mayor, Dies at 83." Chicago Daily Tribune, May 25, 1937, p. 7.
  • Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, editors. Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2004.
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