Randolph  County,  Indiana

Ernest  Milton  Dunn

            There is no positive rule for achieving success, and yet in the life of the successful man there is always lessons which might well be followed. The man who gains prosperity is he who can see and utilize the opportunity that comes in his path, so he who succeeds in a professional career must have the tact and courage to grasp opportunities in an instant when they arise and know how to make the most of them. He must also be willing to work persistently and remain a deep student throughout his career, for there is so much to learn in any line that one must forever keep at it, be a fearless and independent thinker and have the courage of one's convictions. Such briefly describes Ernest Milton Dunn, a successful young lawyer of Union City, Randolph county.
            Mr. Dunn was born November 10, 1878, in Randolph county, Indiana. He is a son of  William H. and Delilah (Dailey) Dunn. The father is a retired farmer living in Union City. The mother is a daughter of  Charles DaileyJohn S. Dunn, the paternal grandfather, was among the well-known pioneers of Randolph county and here he lived and died. He married  Elsie Sweet, who died many years ago. The Dunns have been among the prominent and influential families in this locality for several generations and have played well their parts in the general development of Randolph county.
            Ernest M. Dunn grew to manhood on the home farm, where he assisted with the general work when he became of proper age, and during the winter months he attended the district schools. Early in life he began the study of law and he completed his law course in the University of Valparaiso, where he made a good record, and he was admitted to the bar during the May term of court, 1909, and soon thereafter formed a partnership with Bert E. Woodbury at Union City, under the firm name of  Dunn & Woodbury, which continues at this writing. Their business is rapidly increasing and it is one of the best and most successful firms of the younger attorneys of the county.  Mr. Dunn deserves a great deal of credit for what he has accomplished in a professional way, for he is purely a self-made man, starting at the bottom of the ladder and forging ahead without assistance. He taught school for five years and worked at the carpenter's trade for six years and in that manner acquired the means whereby he could educate himself in the law. He is a persistent and earnest worker, making all other interests subservient to those of his clients, who are rapidly increasing, in view of his ability as an attorney and his high standing as a citizen. He is at this writing deputy prosecuting attorney of Randolph county and is discharging his duties in a highly acceptable manner to all concerned. Politically he is a Progressive, and in religious matters he belongs to the Christian church. He is secretary of the Federal Club, of Union City
            Mr. Dunn was married on January 31, 1914, to Miss Doris L. Robinson of Indianapolis, a daughter of  John Robinson. Mrs. Dunn is a graduate of the elocution department of the University of Valparaiso, Indiana, and was a successful high school teacher for a period of nine years at Bremen and Woodville, Ohio.
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson

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