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Edward Fitzsimons Dunne

Edward Fitzsimons Dunne, American governor. Member of committee from Irish societies of the United States to present claims of Ireland for self-determination at Peace Conference, Paris, 1919.

Background

  • Dunne, Edward Fitzsimons was born on October 12, 1853 in Waterville, Connecticut, United States. Son of Philisophy W. and Delia M. (Lawler) Dunne.

  • Education

    • 3 year course Trinity College, Dublin U., not completed because of father’s failure in business. Bachelor of Laws, Union College of Law, 1877. Doctor of Laws, St. Ignatius College.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1877. Judge Circuit Court Cook Company, Illinois, 1892-1905, resigned. Mayor of Chicago, 1905-1907.

      In law practice, 1907-1913. Governor of Illinois, 1913-1917. Presidential elector, 1900.

      Twice president Iroquois and Monticello clubs. Vice president National Civic Federation. President League of America Municipalities.

      1906-1907.

    Works

    • Author: Dunne’s History of Illinois.

    Religion

    Denomination: Catholic

    Membership

    Member of committee from Irish societies of the United States to present claims of Ireland for self-determination at Peace Conference, Paris, 1919.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth J. Kelly, August 16, 1881 (died 1928). Children: Edward P. (deceased), Gerald (deceased), Charles P. (deceased), Edward F., Mistress.
    • father: P. W. Dunne
    • mother: Delia M. (Lawler) Dunne
    • spouse: Elizabeth J. Kelly
    • children: Edward P. Dunne (deceased)
    • Gerald Dunne (deceased)
    • Charles P. Dunne (deceased)
    • Edward F. Dunne
    • Mrs Dunne
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    Born October 12, 1853
    Died March 24, 1937
    (aged 83)
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