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Richard M. Daley 

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Richard M. Daley, who completed his final term in 2011, broke his father’s record and became the longest-serving mayor of Chicago. 
Richard M. Daley 
Former Mayor of Chicago 
Born: 4/24/1942 
Location: Mercy Hospital, Chicago 
Hometown: Chicago 
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High School: De La Salle Institute, Chicago 
   
Richard Michael Daley is the fourth of seven children of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley and his wife, Eleanor. Like his father, Daley earned his undergraduate and law degrees at DePaul University. Daley was elected to the Illinois Constitutional Convention in 1969, his first stint in public service. He went on to serve in the Illinois Senate from 1972 to 1980 before his election to State’s Attorney of Cook County in 1980. He championed harsher state enforcement of narcotics violations and updated rape laws. Elected Mayor in 1989, Daley made rehabilitating Chicago public schools a top priority. Daley’s accomplishments include a lower crime rate, constructing Millennium Park, and renovating Navy Pier.