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Jerome J. Foley, one of the younger members of the Racine bar, who, however, has already gained for himself a place as a practitioner in the courts of his district, was born in Racine, November 14, 1886, a son of Edmond and Mary (Rooney) Foley, who were natives of Ireland and Racine, respectively. In the ’70s the father arrived in this city, where he conducted business as a mechanic. He married Mary Rooney, a daughter of James Rooney, who came to Racine in 1855 and was also a mechanic.
In his youthful days Jerome J. Foley attended St. Patrick’s parochial school and afterward entered the public schools, completing his course by graduation from the high school with the class of 1904. He then entered Marquette University at Milwaukee as a student in the law department and after mastering his course there was admitted to the bar in 1913. He has since practiced in Racine and is now a partner in the firm of Storms, Foley & Beck. He never neglects to give a thorough preparation and is always well qualified to meet the attacks of the opposing counsel when he enters court for the trial of a cause. Moreover, his devotion to his clients’ interests is widely recognized.
Mr. Foley belongs to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and also to the Knights of Columbus and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. In politics he is a democrat but has never sought public office, preferring to concentrate his attention upon his professional duties, which are growing in volume and importance.