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Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 — December 20, 1976) was a six-term mayor of the city of Chicago (1955-1976) and the influential chair of the Cook County Democratic Party from 1953 until his death in 1976. Daley served as an Illinois State representative and Senator (1936-1946), State Director of Revenue (1948—50), and Cook County Clerk (1950—55) before being elected
Michael A. Bilandic served as Mayor of Chicago from 1976-1979 and as Supreme Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court from 1994-1997. This collection includes minutes and reports of the Chicago City Council, Bilandic's personal notes and information he gathered in preparation for City Council meetings and hearings, correspondence between Bilandic and fellow alderman, Mayor Daley, interested parties, and citizens. The
Martin H. Kennelly (1887-1961) served as the mayor of Chicago from 1947 until 1955. The Martin H. Kennelly Papers consists primarily of speeches, correspondence, and newspaper clippings from Kennelly's three campaigns for the Chicago mayoralty and his eight years in office, from 1947-1955. In addition, there are materials relating to Kennelly's business ventures and to his tenure as the head
Bernard Epton (1921 — 1987) was an American politician who served in the Illinois House of Representatives and made an unsucessful run for Mayor of Chicago in 1983. The Bernard E. Epton papers includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, news releases, issue papers, photographs, certificates and an obituary. The papers focus on Epton's 1983 Republican campaign for Mayor of Chicago.