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William Daley
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24th White House Chief of Staff
In office
January 13, 2011 – January 27, 2012
President Barack Obama
Deputy Alyssa Mastromonaco
Nancy-Ann DeParle
Preceded by Pete Rouse (Acting)
Succeeded by Jacob Lew
32nd United States Secretary of Commerce
In office
January 30, 1997 – July 19, 2000
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Mickey Kantor
Succeeded by Norman Mineta
Personal details
Born August 9, 1948 (1948-08-09) (age 72)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Bernadette Keller
Alma mater Loyola University Chicago
John Marshall Law School

William Michael “Bill” Daley (born August 9, 1948) is an American lawyer and former banker. He served as the White House Chief of Staff after Rahm Emanuel successfully ran for Mayor of Chicago from 2011 through 2012. He is the son of Richard J. Daley and brother of Richard M. Daley (who's successor was Emanuel as Mayor of Chicago). He also was the United States Secretary of Commerce from 1997 through 2000.

Daley was born on August 9, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. He studied at Loyola University Chicago and at John Marshall Law School. He is married to Bernadette Keller.

Daley was also a candidate for Governor in the 2014 gubernatorial election for the Democratic primary. On September 16, 2013, Daley made a surprise announcement that he was exiting the race for Illinois Governor due to the personal issues.

After two-term mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he would not seek reelection, it was reported on September 14, 2018, that Daley would run for Mayor of Chicago. He came in third place behind Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle.




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