Robert Jerome Dunne

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Wikipedia page about Robert "Duke" Dunne, football star

Robert Jerome Dunne was the son of Edward Fitzsimmons Dunne and Elizabeth Jane Dunne


Edward Fitzsimmons Dunne, Jr.;

Richard Dunne

Mrs. Eileen Corboy;

Mrs. Mona Leonard;

Maurice Francis Dunne;

twins Geraldine Dunne and Jeanette Dunne;

Eugene Dunne of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Robert Jerome Dunne

Born: Tuesday, August 29, 1899, River Forest, Illinois

Died: Sunday, May 18, 1980, Winnetka, Illinois, (aged 80)

Robert Jerome "Duke" Dunne was a football player (end, guard) and coach and state court judge in Illinois. He played for the University of Michigan from 1918 to 1921. After graduating from University of Michigan in 1922, he attended law school at Northwestern University where he also served as the line coach for the university's football team from 1923 to 1925. He was also the line coach at Harvard University from 1926 to 1930 and at the University of Chicago in 1935. He was a state court judge in Illinois from 1931 to 1976 and served as the presiding judge of Chicago's probate court for his last 20 years on the bench.

While attending University of Michigan, Robert Jerome Dunne won varsity letters in three sports—four in football, two in basketball, and three in track. He played at the center position for the University of Michigan basketball teams and also represented the University of Michigan and the United States as a competitor in the pentathlon at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.

After retiring from the bench in 1976, Robert Jerome Dunne became associate counsel with the law firm of McBride, Baker, Wienke and Schlosser. Robert Jerome Dunne died in May 1980 at his home in Winnetka, Illinois. He was 80 years old at the time of his death and was survived by his wife, Margaret Dunne, three sons, Robert Dunne, Jr., Denis Dunne and Albert Pyott Dunne, and a daughter, Carol D. Baranko, nee: Carol D. Dunne.