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Richard J. Daley
|48th Mayor of Chicago|
April 20, 1955 – December 20, 1976
|Preceded by||Martin H. Kennelly|
|Succeeded by||Michael A. Bilandic|
Richard Joseph Daley
May 15, 1902
Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Died||December 20, 1976
Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Resting place||Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Worth, Illinois|
Eleanor "Sis" Daley (m. 1936–1976)(his death)
|Children||Richard M. Daley, John P. Daley, Michael Daley, Patricia Martino, Mary Carol Vanecko, William M. Daley, Eleanor Daley|
|Alma mater||DePaul University|
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. 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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Jimmy Carter and Daley at the Illinois State Democratic Convention in Chicago, Illinois, 1976.
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