Frank K. Dunn

Frank K. Dunn (November 13, 1854 – August 8, 1940) was an American lawyer and judge, who was thrice elected to the Illinois Supreme Court, serving from 1907–1933.

Frank K. Dunn
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Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court
In office
Preceded byJacob W. Wilkin
Succeeded byElwyn Riley Shaw
Circuit Court Judge
In office
Personal details
Born(1854-11-13)November 13, 1854
Mount Gilead, Ohio
DiedAugust 8, 1940(1940-08-08) (aged 85)
Charleston, Illinois
EducationHarvard Law School
Alma materKenyon College
OccupationLawyer, judge

Born in Mount Gilead, Ohio, Dunn received his bachelor's degree from Kenyon College in 1873 and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1875. Dunn was admitted to the Ohio bar and then practiced law with his father who was a judge of the Ohio Courts of Common Pleas. In 1878, Dunn moved to Charleston, Illinois where he continued to practice law. In 1897, Dunn was elected an Illinois circuit court judge. From 1907 until his retirement in 1933, Dunn served on the Illinois Supreme Court. Dunn died at his home in Charleston, Illinois after a long illness.[1][2]


  1. ^ Illinois Supreme Court-Frank K. Dunn
  2. ^ "Former Justice of Supreme Court Dies". Alton Evening Telegraph. Charleston, Illinois. AP. August 8, 1940. p. 7. Retrieved July 3, 2020 – via
Political offices
Preceded by
Jacob W. Wilkin
Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court
Succeeded by
Elwyn Riley Shaw