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Martin H. Kennelly
47th Mayor of Chicago
In office
Preceded by Edward Joseph Kelly
Succeeded by Richard J. Daley
Personal details
Born August 11, 1887(1887-08-11)
Chicago, Illinois
Died November 29, 1961(1961-11-29) (aged 74)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Democratic

Martin H. Kennelly (August 11, 1887 – November 29, 1961) was an American politician who served as mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1947–1955) for the Democratic Party.

Kennelly was born on August 11, 1887 in Chicago, Illinois.[1] He was never married and had no children. Kennelly died on November 29, 1961 from heart failure, aged 74.


  1. Green, Paul M., and Holli, Melvin G. (1995) The Mayors: The Chicago Political Tradition, Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, 127-128 ISBN 0-8093-1961-6