John Thomas DUNN, Congress, NJ (1838-1907)


DUNN, John Thomas, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Tipperary, Ireland, June 4, 1838; immigrated to the United States with his father, who settled in New Jersey in 1845; completed elementary studies at home; engaged in business in 1862; elected a member of the board of aldermen of Elizabeth in 1878; member of the State house of assembly 1879-1882 and speaker of the house in 1882; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Elizabeth, N.J.; again elected a member of the city council; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Elizabeth, N.J., February 22, 1907; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Newark, N.J.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present