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William Hale Thompson
|William Hale Thompson|
|41st Mayor of Chicago|
|Preceded by||Carter Harrison, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||William Emmett Dever|
|43rd Mayor of Chicago|
|Preceded by||William Emmett Dever|
|Succeeded by||Anton Cermak|
|Born|| May 14, 1869|
|Died|| March 19, 1944 (aged 74)|
William Hale Thompson (May 14, 1869 – March 19, 1944) was an American who was the Mayor of Chicago from 1915 to 1923 and again from 1927 to 1931. Known as "Big Bill", Thompson was the last Republican to serve as Mayor of Chicago, and is one of the worst mayors in American history.
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