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Finley Peter Dunne

Finley Peter Dunne Biography

Journalist


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.

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.
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.

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