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John Cunneen

Date of Birth: 
circa 1848
Date of Death: 
1907

John Cunneen left Clare when he was 12 years of age and went to live with relatives at Albion, New York.

He worked on a farm for 3 years for his room and board and attended school.  He worked in carpentry but continued to study.

He graduated from the Albion Academy in 1870 and began the study of Law at the office of John H White.  He was admitted to the bar in 1874 and commenced practice in Albion.  He married Elizabeth A. Bass in January 1876.  Their daughter was called Charlotte.

He had a flair for business and finance and became one of the founders of a bank that became the forerunner of today's Marine Midland Bank in Buffalo.

He was elected New York Attorney General on the Democratic and Prohibition tickets.  He ran for re election at the New York State election 1904 but was defeated..

See more information on the Cunneen family under Daniel Cunneen.

Location in USA: 
New York