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Edward Fitzsimons Dunne

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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.

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