DIRRELLE CHANEY, who is one of the owners and proprietors of the Sullivan Union, a weekly newspaper published at Sullivan, Indiana, is a native of Sullivan, born October 2, 1877, son of Hon. John Crawford and Ella (Saucerman) Chaney.

Dirrelle Chaney attended the high school at Washington, District of Columbia, and the Wabash College, of Indiana, in which institution he took a literary course. In 1893 he was commissioner of the United States court of claims, serving two years. After his term had expired, he engaged in the newspaper business, first on the Terre Haute Express. In 1900 he was engaged on papers in London and Paris. In 1901-02 was with the Chicago American, in Chicago. In February, 1904, he in company with Robert P. White, purchased the Sullivan Times, and in March of that year purchased the Sullivan Union, having at the same date sold the Times. Mr. Chaney takes much interest in civic society affairs and is a member of the Eagles, Elks and Masons, and the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He took the thirty-second degree in Masonry at Indianapolis and is also a Shriner, and a Knight Templar.