Richard Ignatius Gavin, lawyer;
born in: Chicago, Tuesday, November 16, 1875;
son of: Patrick J. Gavin and Katherine Gavin, nee: Katherine Burke
education: Master of Arts, St. Ignatius College, 1895; Bachelor of Laws, Chicago Law School, 1897;
married: Isabelle M. Gavin, nee: Isabelle M. White, of Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 3, 1908.
Began as student of law with Collins, Goodrich, Vincent & Darrow in 1895,
and after dissolution of firm was with Goodrich, Vincent & Bradley, 1895-7;
admitted to Illinois Bar, 1897, and
engaged in practice with Armand F. Teefy until 1900;
then practiced alone;
in general practice with Theodore C. Mayer, as Gavin & Mayer, 1907-12;
practiced alone since 1912.
Member: American Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Lawyer's Association, American Irish Historical Society.
Member: Knights of Columbus, Chicago Lodge Elks.
Clubs: Mitchell Club, Evanston Country Club.
Lecturer on general subjects, in leading cities of the country;
contributor of special articles to old Chicago Chronicle, and has written for leading
magazines, usually under pen name.
Office: 127 N. Dearborn Street.
Home: 7070 N. Ridge Avenue, 1917, 1919.
Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1917; Rogers Park Directory, 1919, page 29.