Mayor of Chicago, 1923-1927
- Democratic Party
- Won primary election February 27, 1923; ran unopposed
- Elected 42nd mayor of Chicago April 3, 1923; defeated William A. Cunnea (Socialist) and Arthur C. Lueder (Republican) in general election
- Inauguration: April 16, 1923
- Inaugural address text unavailable; comments reported in the Chicago Daily News
- Born March 13, 1862 in Woburn, Mass.
- Married Miss Katherine E. Conway of Olean, N.Y. in 1885; they adopted two sons.
- Employed as a tanner while attending law school
- Graduated from Chicago College of Law in 1890
- Elected alderman of the 17th Ward in 1902
- Elected to the Superior bench in 1910, 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.
- Died September 3, 1929 in Chicago
- Buried in Calvary Cemetery, Chicago
- "Former Mayor Dever Dead." Chicago Daily Tribune, September 4, 1929, p. 1.
- Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, editors. Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2004.
- "Throngs Honor Dever at Simple Funeral Service." Chicago Daily Tribune, September 7, 1929, p. 4.