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Richard J. Daley 

Fun Fact

Daley lived his whole life in Bridgeport and attended mass every morning. 
Richard J. Daley 
Former Mayor of Chicago  
Born: 5/15/1902 
Location: Chicago  
Hometown: Chicago  
Grammar School:  
High School: De La Salle Institute, Chicago 
Died:  12/20/1976 
Richard Joseph Daley, an only child, was born to Irish Catholic parents (his father was a sheet metal worker) on the South Side of Chicago. Daley worked in the notoriously brutal Chicago stockyards before earning undergraduate and law degrees from DePaul University and began his political career as a precinct captain. After Daley served as state representative and state senator, Governor Adlai Stevenson appointed him to head the Illinois Department of Finance. Daley won office as Cook County Clerk and chaired the Cook County Democratic Central Committee. As mayor from 1955 to 1976, Daley reorganized and upgraded the police and fire departments. He spearheaded a University of Illinois campus within the city limits and helped the city undergo vast urban renewal.