Richard M. Daley

Richard Michael Daley ( born April 24, 1942 in Chicago) was from 1989 to 2011 mayor of Chicago. He is the fourth child and eldest son of the former mayor of Chicago, Richard J. Daley, and grew up in the southwestern district of Chicago Bridgeport.

In the 1970s, Daley was in the Senate of the State of Illinois, and then from 1980 to 1989 Attorney for Cook County. In 1983 he ran for mayor for the first time, but was defeated. In 1989, he finally was able to prevail. One of its goals was the transformation of the lakeshore of Lake Michigan in a park. Because of a controversial campaign for the closure of Meigs Field airfield shortly after his re-election in 2003, he was severely criticized. In that election, he received 79 % of votes, leaving the other three candidates thus far behind. In 2010, he announced, not wanting to run for office again and put this down on May 16, 2011.

Like his father, Daley is known to be one of the strongest and most influential figures in the politics of Illinois and deeply rooted in the Democratic Party in the state.

25 December 2010 Daley broke the record of his father as mayor of Chicago längstregiernder.

On 30 November 2004 announced Daley's son Patrick that he had entered the U.S. Army. He is the first and only surviving son of Richard Daley. His second son ( Kevin ) died in 1981 at the age of 33 months from spina bifida. In April 2005, Time magazine Daley has named one of the top five current mayor of major U.S. cities.


  • Attorney (United States)
  • Mayor ( Chicago)
  • Member of the Senate of Illinois
  • Member of the Democratic Party (United States)
  • Born in 1942
  • Americans
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