Ransom W. Dunham

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Ransom W. Dunham

The late Ransom W. Dunham was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade and served as its president in 1882.[1]

He also served as a U.S. Representative in Congress from Illinois from 1883 to 1889.[2]


Dunham was born on March 21, 1838 in Savoy, MA. He moved to Chicago in 1857 and became a provision and grain commission merchant.

He died in 1896 and interred in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Chicago.[3]



  1. Annual Report of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Volume 57. Google Books.
  2. Ransom W. Dunham. Inforapid.org.
  3. Ransom W. Dunham. Cyclopedia.net.