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Joseph Medill
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26th Mayor of Chicago
In office
Preceded by Roswell B. Mason
Succeeded by (Lester L. Bond), Harvey Doolittle Colvin
Personal details
Born April 6, 1823(1823-04-06)
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Died March 16, 1899(1899-03-16) (aged 75)
San Antonio, Texas
Political party Fireproof
Children Kate Medill
Elinor Medill
Residence Wheaton, Illinois

Joseph Medill (April 6, 1823 – March 16, 1899) was a Canadian-American newspaper editor and politician who was the Mayor of Chicago from 1871 through 1873. He left as mayor of Chicago because he was going on a tour to Europe. He left Lester L. Bond as the mayor for 3½ months.

Medill was born on April 6, 1823 in Saint John, New Brunswick.[1] He was never married. He had 2 children. Medill died on March 16, 1899 in San Antonia, Texas, aged 75.


  1. Rushton, Wyatt (1916). Joseph Medill and the Chicago Tribune (thesis). University of Wisconsin-Madison. Retrieved 2007-10-24. and White, James Terry (1895). The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the United States. James T. White & Company, via New York Public Library via Google Books full view. Retrieved 2007-10-24.