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DUNN, Edward Gregory (ca. 1916)


Posted By: Jennifer Gunderson (email)
Date: 3/22/2021 at 22:50:58


Edward Gregory Dunn, attorney at law of Mason City, was born at Nora Springs, Iowa, August 18, 1879, a son of Michael and Anna (Ryan) Dunn, both of whom were natives of Ireland, their marriage being celebrated, however, in Charles City, Iowa, in 1877. From the Nora Springs Seminary Edward G. Dunn was graduated with the class of 1895. He later attended the University of Iowa as a law student but did not graduate, being compelled to leave school on account of illness. From 1903 until 1912 he was connected with the grain business as organizer and secretary of the Farmers Grain Dealers Association of Iowa. Again taking up the study of law, he entered upon active practice in 1913 and to the profession now devotes his energies, having already won for himself a creditable place at the bar of Mason City. He has other business interests, being president of the National Clay Works and a director of the Columbian National Fire Insurance Company of Detroit. He is also a member of the Chicago Board of Trade.

On the 26th of June, 1912, at Henderson, Kentucky, Mr. Dunn was united in marriage to Miss Laura Helen Delker, her father being John Delker, a pioneer carriage builder of the Blue Grass state. Our subject and his wife have two children, Edward M. and Dorothy A.

Mr. Dunn and his family are Catholics in religious faith and his political belief is that of the democratic party. He has taken an active interest in politics and was a delegate at large to the democratic national convention held in Denver in 1908. In 1912 he was made his party's nominee for governor of Iowa. His opinions have long carried weight in party councils and he is ever thoroughly informed concerning the vital questions and issues before the country affecting its political history. He belongs to the Knights of Columbus and served as state deputy from 1910 until 1912. He is also connected with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, the United Commercial Travelers and has membership in the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago.

Source: Brigham, Johnson. Iowa : its history and its foremost citizens. Chicago : S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1916. Transcribed by Jennifer Gunderson (Mar 2021). Pg. 1704-04.

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