JOHN J. DILLON, president of the city council at Steubenville, Ohio, has been identified with the Gill Brothers Glass Manufacturing concern for the past nineteen years, and has for many years been an active worker in the interests of labor organizations. Mr. Dillon was born in Limerick, Ireland, and at the age of seven weeks came to this country with his parents who settled in Pittsburgh, where he was reared and educated. Early in life he began working in the glass works at Pittsburgh, and with the exception of a short time, when on the mail force, has continued in that occupation, having been employed as a lamp chimney maker with Gill Brothers since locating in Steubenville nineteen years ago.
Mr. Dillon has always taken an active interest in politics, both in Pittsburgh and Steubenville, and is now serving his third term as a member of the city council, of which he is president, and was previously president pro tem during one term. He has been prominently identified with various labor organizations, having been for two years a member of the Knights of Labor and since 1883 a member of the American Flint Glass Workers Union. He has held every office in the gift of the local union, representing it at about eight national conventions, and has served three terms on the Board of National Auditors of the association. Mr. Dillon is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Steubenville, and is fraternally affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America and the Eagles of Steubenville.
In 1888 Mr. Dillon was joined in the bonds of wedlock with Elizabeth Flemming, their union resulting in five children: Blanche, Ora, John, Estella and Alma. Mr. Dillon's religious connection is with St. Peter's Catholic Church. He is an enthusiastic advocate of children's playgrounds, and an abundant supply of pure water, and in fact favors anything that will enhance the prosperity of Steubenville.