born in: Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, July 10, 1850;
son of: John Blake Dillon and Adelaide Dillon; at time of birth his father was an exile because of participation in the operations of the Young Ireland Party; returned to Ireland, 1856, and father was a member of Parliament for County Tipperary at the time of his death;
educated in: Ireland, finishing at the Catholic University, Dublin;
called to the Irish bar in 1874 and practiced there until ill health forced relinquishment of practice in 1880;
came to IT. S., January, 1880, went to Colorado in following summer and remained there until 1893: part of time on a cattle ranch and the remaining period in practice of law;
Came to Chicago, June, 1893.
engaged in practice of law in Chicago.