Walter S. Gurnee

American politician (1813-1903)

Walter S. Gurnee (March 9, 1813 – April 18, 1903) was an American politician. He was the Mayor of Chicago from 1851 through 1853. The town Gurnee, Illinois is named after him. He was a Democrat.

Walter S. Gurnee
14th Mayor of Chicago
In office
Preceded byJames Curtiss
Succeeded byCharles McNeill Gray
Personal details
Born(1813-03-09)March 9, 1813
Haverstraw, New York, U.S.
DiedApril 18, 1903(1903-04-18) (aged 90)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceChicago, Illinois

Gurnee was born on March 9, 1813 in Haverstraw, New York.[1] He was raised in Michigan and in Chicago. He was never married and had no children. Gurnee died on April 18, 1903 in New York City, New York from natural causes, aged 90.

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  1. Pierce, Bessie Louise (2007). A History of Chicago: The Beginning of a City, 1673-1848. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. 177.

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