Finley Peter Dunne

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Birthday
10, 1867
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Apr 24, 1936 (68)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1867
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Apr 24, 1936 (68)

About

Creator of the common-man philosopher, Mr. Dooley. He expounded on the social issues of the age from a Chicago pub.

Before Fame

He began his journalism career as a reporter for the Chicago Telegram in 1884, spending the rest of the century with various Chicago-area publications.

Trivia

His Mr. Dooley sketches gained a nationwide following and were even tracked at weekly White House cabinet meetings as a proxy for public opinion.

Family Life

He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Associated With

His timeless humor won acclaim even from President Roosevelt, who was a frequent target of Dooley's complaints.