Dunne, Finley Peter

Dunne, Finley Peter

(1867–1936) journalist, humorist; born in Chicago. As a Chicago journalist he created the fictional Mr. Dooley (1892), a garrulous Irish barkeeper whose rogue—and brogue—commentaries on current events were nationally syndicated and reprinted in eight volumes (1898–1919). He moved to New York (1900) and was associated with Collier's, American Magazine and the socialist Metropolitan before retiring in 1927.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.