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Richard J. Daley
Daley at the Illinois Democratic National Convention in 1976.
48th Mayor of Chicago
In office
April 20, 1955 – December 20, 1976
Preceded by Martin H. Kennelly
Succeeded by Michael A. Bilandic
Personal details
Born Richard Joseph Daley
May 15, 1902(1902-05-15)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died December 20, 1976(1976-12-20) (aged 74)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Resting place Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

Worth, Illinois

Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Eleanor "Sis" Daley (m. 1936–1976) «start: (1936)–end+1: (1977)»"Marriage: Eleanor "Sis" Daley to Richard J. Daley" Location: (linkback: (his death)
Children Richard M. Daley, John P. Daley, Michael Daley, Patricia Martino, Mary Carol Vanecko, William M. Daley, Eleanor Daley
Residence Chicago, Illinois
Alma mater DePaul University
Religion Roman Catholic

Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was an American politician who served for 21 years as the mayor of Chicago. He was one of the biggest bosses of the Democratic Party in the United States. At his time while being the mayor, he was one of the most well-known Irish-Americans. His son, Richard M. Daley was also the mayor of Chicago for 22 years. He is also the father of William M. Daley.

Daley was born in Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois.[1] He studied at DePaul University. He was married to Eleanor "Sis" Daley from 1936 until his death in 1976. They had 7 children. Daley died on December 20, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois from a heart attack, aged 74.


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