Beginning in 1955, Boss Richard J. Daley was elected for five terms as mayor of Chicago.
He was serving as mayor when he died in 1976.
Since 1989, his son, Richard M. Daley, Jr., has served as mayor of Chicago.
- Where was the draft office where the Berrigan brothers burned draft files in 1968? The draft office where the Berrigan brothers burned draft files in 1968 was in Catonsville, Maryland. Philip and Daniel Berrigan, both priests, broke into the draft office with seven other Roman Catholic protestors…
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