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Richard J. Daley was the famous Mayor of Chicago who, after one term, was considered in 1960 the most powerful man in Illinois and the second most powerful man in the nation just behind John F. Kennedy. Daley went on to have five terms as mayor. He came from the rough-tough Chicago South Side of Bridgeport, the city where he would live his entire life. Bridgeport was part of the raucous South Side that was the birthplace of many politicians of his day. Daley was an only child who was educated in a school run by the Christian Brothers. In the day when men were secretaries, the school taught shorthand and typing. After school, Daley secured employment with the City. He would be on the government payroll for the next forty-eight years, twenty of those as mayor of Chicago. During his early years as a government...

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