Fred A. Busse

Mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1866-1914)

Fred Busse (March 3, 1866 – July 9, 1914) was the mayor of Chicago, in the U.S. state of Illinois, from 1907 to 1911.

Fred A. Busse
39th Mayor of Chicago
In office
Preceded byEdward Fitzsimmons Dunne
Succeeded byCarter Harrison, Jr.
Personal details
Born(1866-03-03)March 3, 1866
Chicago, Illinois
DiedJuly 9, 1914(1914-07-09) (aged 48)
Chicago, Illinois
Resting placeGraceland Cemetery, Uptown, Chicago, Illinois
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Josephine Lee (1902-1914)
ResidenceChicago, Illinois

Busse was born on March 3, 1866 in Chicago, Illinois.[1] He was secretly married to Josephine Lee from 1902 until his death in 1914. Busse died on July 9, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois from a heart disease, aged 48.[2]


  1. Men of Affairs: a gallery of cartoon portraits, Chicago Evening Post, 1906; page 154.
  2. "Fred A. Busse Dead". The New York Times. 1914-07-10.