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Thomas Byrne DUNN

(1853-1924)

DUNN, Thomas Byrne, a Representative from New York; born in Providence, R.I., March 16, 1853; moved with his parents to Rochester, N.Y., in 1858; attended the public schools and the De Graff Military Institute of Rochester; engaged in the manufacture of perfumes and extracts; president of the chamber of commerce in 1905 and 1906; member of the State senate in 1907; chief commissioner for New York to the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition, Jamestown, Va., in 1907; State treasurer in 1908; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1923); chairman, Committee on Roads (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; retired to private life; died in Rochester, N.Y., July 2, 1924; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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

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