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  Dever, William E.
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NameWilliam E. Dever
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Chicago, Illinois , United States
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Born March 13, 1862
DiedSeptember 03, 1929 (67 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Jul 22, 2015 04:07am
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InfoDEVER, William E(mmett) - attorney, banker, Democratic Mayor of Chicago.

Born 3/13/1862 in Woburn MA; son of Patrick J. & Mary A. (Lynch) Dever.

Manufacturer of leather products, Woburn MA 1881-1884

Employee, White & Co., 1884-1886

Married Katherine E. Conway 1885; two sons.

Relocated to Chicago, where he worked for the firm Grey, Clark, and Engle 1886-1889

LL.B., Chicago College of Law, 1890, and admitted to the bar 1890

Member, Cook Co. (IL) Democratic Central Committee

Chicago Alderman (D-17th Ward) 1902-1910

Judge, Superior Court of Cook County 1910-1916

Justice, IL Court of Appeals 1916-1923

Mayor of Chicago 1923-1927; defeated for re-election 1926

Delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1924 and received honorary support for US President during the balloting

Trust Officer, Bank of America 1927-1929

Died 9/3/1929 in Chicago IL.

James T. Havel, U.S. Presidential Candidates and the Elections, vol. 1, p. 157.

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  02/22/1927 Chicago Mayor-D Primary Won 91.85% (+83.70%)
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