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Robert Dunne

Full name: Robert Jerome Dunne
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: August 29, 1899 in River Forest, Illinois, United States
Died: May 18, 1980 in Winnetka, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Michigan Wolverines, Ann Arbor (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Robert Dunne competed for the University of Michigan, where he lettered in football, basketball, and track. In 1921 he was a first-team All-American in football, and was awarded the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor awarded to the student at each Big Ten university with the best overall record as an athlete and student. After graduating in 1921 he entered law school at Northwestern, but also coached football, serving as a line coach at Northwestern from 1923-26, Harvard from 1927-30, and the University of Chicago in 1935, although by then he was a sitting judge on the Chicago Municipal Court.

In 1930 Dunne left Harvard to practice law in Chicago. He was named to the bench in 1932, serving first as a municipal court judge but in 1936 was named a circuit court judge. From the 1950s until his retirement from the bench in 1976, Dunne was Chicago’s presiding probate judge. He then spent a few years until his death as an associate counsel with McBride, Baker, Wienke and Schlosser. In July 1969, Dunne received a Distinguished American award from the Chicago chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Pentathlon United States USA 13

Men's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O EF D T
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final Standings 13 47 4 events
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Athletics United States Long jump 18 5.595
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Athletics United States Discus throw 13 41.52
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Athletics United States 200 metres 7T 23.8
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Athletics United States 200 metres Heat Two 1 23.8
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Athletics United States Javelin throw 9 34.28
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