Robert “Duke” Dunne was a three sport high school star in Springfield, Illinois. Dunne replicated his athletic success at the University of Michigan where he excelled in football, basketball and track. He was a member of the 1920 US Olympic team in Antwerp, Belgium where he competed in the pentathalon. After graduation from Michigan, Dunne  earned a law degree from Northwestern University. After a brief stint in professional basketball, Dunne worked as assistant football coach at Harvard before returning to Illinois to practice law in 1930. Dunne, whose father was the former mayor of Chicago and governor of Illinois, passed on oportunties to enter politics and instead served for many years as a judge on the Illinois Circuit Court.


DUKE DUNNE Height: 6:00 Weight: 195 College: Michigan’21
Robert Jerome Dunne Born: Aug 29, 1899 Died:  May, 1980 Hometown: Springfield, Ill.
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1919-20 Michigan College
1920-21 Michigan College
1921-22 Columbus Big-Five Indep
1922-23 Columbus Big-Five Indep
1923-24 Columbus Big-Five Indep
1923-24 Milwaukaee Badgers Indep
1921-25 Columbus Big-Five Indep
1924-25 Chicago Bruins Indep
1925-26  Chicago ABL 18 22 15 59 3.3
1926-27 Chicago ABL 11 8 5 21 1.9
Major League Totals 29 30 20 80 2.8
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