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Edward Joseph Kelly
46th Mayor of Chicago
In office
April 8, 1933 – 1947
Preceded by Frank J. Corr
Succeeded by Martin H. Kennelly
Personal details
Born May 1, 1876(1876-05-01)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died October 20, 1950(1950-10-20) (aged 74)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Residence Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Edward Joseph Kelly (May 1, 1876 – October 20, 1950) was an American politician who served as mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1933–1947)[1] for the Demoratic Party.

Kelly was born on May 1, 1876 in Chicago, Illinois. He was married to Mary Edmond Roche from 1910 until her death in 1918. They had one child. Then he was married to Margaret Ellen Kirk from 1922 until his death in 1950. They had three children. Kelly died on October 20, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois from heart failure, aged 74.


  1. "Edward J. Kelly Elected as New Mayor of Chicago--Takes Oath of Office After Action by City Council". Chicago Tribune: pp. 38. 1933-04-14.