Edmund Dwyer Gray (1845 - 1888):
Edmund Gray was born in Dublin. He inherited the Freeman's Journal from his father. In 1875 he became a member of Dublin City Council and was appointed chairman of the Public Health Committee. In 1880 he was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin and organised a fund which raised £180,000 for the relief of famine-stricken districts. He was also proprietor of the Belfast Morning News. Between 1877 and 1888 he was elected to parliament for Tipperary, Carlow and Stephen's Green, Dublin.
||29 December 1845
||27 March 1888