Richard J. Daley


Is Richard J. Daley Dead or Still Alive? Richard J. Daley Birthday and Date of Death

Richard J. Daley

Richard J. Daley Death

Richard passed away on December 20, 1976 at the age of 74 in Chicago, Illinois. Richard's cause of death was heart attack.

Richard J. Daley death quick facts:
  • When did Richard J. Daley die?

    December 20, 1976
  • How did Richard J. Daley die? What was the cause of death?

    Heart attack
  • How old was Richard J. Daley when died?

  • Where did Richard J. Daley die? What was the location of death?

    Chicago, Illinois

Richard J. Daley Birthday and Date of Death

Richard J. Daley was born on May 15, 1902 and died on December 20, 1976. Richard was 74 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: May 15, 1902
Date of Death: December 20, 1976
Age at Death: 74

Richard J. Daley - Biography

Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was an American politician who served as the Mayor of Chicago for a total of 21 years (1955–1976) and chairman of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee for 23 years, holding both positions until his death in office in 1976. Daley was Chicago's third consecutive mayor from the working-class, heavily Irish American Bridgeport neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, where he lived his entire life. Daley is remembered for doing much to avoid the declines that some other "rust belt" cities like Cleveland, Buffalo and Detroit experienced during the same period. He had a strong base of support in Chicago's Irish Catholic community, and he was treated by national politicians such as Lyndon B. Johnson as a pre-eminent Irish American, with special connections to the Kennedy family. Daley played a major role in the history of the Democratic Party, especially with his support of John F. Kennedy in 1960 and of Hubert Humphrey in 1968. Daley is the father of Richard M. Daley, also a former mayor of Chicago, William M. Daley, a former United States Secretary of Commerce, and John P. Daley, a member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. While many members of Daley's administration were charged with corruption and convicted, Daley was never charged with corruption.