Buffalo Heritage Press
Buffalo’s Delaware Avenue: Mansions and Families, Second Indexed Edition, and
A History of Railroads in Western New York
Born in Orange, New Jersey, in 1925, where he attended parochial grammar and high school before entering the Society of Jesus in the summer of 1943. After college at Woodstock, Maryland, he taught Latin, English and German at Regis High School in New York City from 1950 to 1953, returning to Woodstock to study theology. Ordained in 1956, he came to Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, in 1958, where he taught religion, moderated the Little Theatre, and earned a Masters degree in History in 1964. He received a Ph.D. in History from the University of rochester in 1969. At Canisius College, Father Dunn taught courses on Colonial America, the American Revolution, the Federalist Era, the Age of Jackson, America between the Civil war and World War I, and American Railroads. He wrote A History of Railroads in Western New York and History of the Park Club, among other books, as well as many articles. He retired from teaching in 1991, but continued to gold, ride his bicycle and cheer on the Buffalo Bills until his death in 2013.