The Honorable Edward Grimes Breen

1908 – 1991

Edward Breen served as mayor of Dayton, a Montgomery County Commissioner and U.S. Congressman. As a public servant he began his career as a manager of the Dayton Biltmore Hotel where he worked to provide jobs for Daytonians during the Great Depression. Edward Breen served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war he turned his administrative and business talents to serving first as Dayton’s Mayor, and then as U.S. Congressman. In Congress he worked to bring statehood to Alaska and support the new country of Israel. After Congress he served as a Montgomery County Commissioner and as the manager of the Montgomery County Stillwater Hospital. Inducted: 2000