At 22 years, he was the longest-serving Chicago mayor, surpassing the tenure of his father, Richard J. As Mayor, Daley took over the Chicago Public Schools, developed tourism, oversaw the construction of Millennium Park, increased environmental efforts and the rapid development of the city's central business district downtown and adjacent near North, near South and near West sides.
He also expanded employee benefits to same-sex partners of city workers, and advocated for gun control.
His father was a sheet metal worker with a reserved demeanor. Daley, was a butcher born in New York, while his mother, Delia Gallagher Daley, was an Irish immigrant. Before women obtained the right to vote in 1920, Lillian Daley was an active Suffragette, participating in marches. Prior to his mother's death, Daley had won the Democratic nomination for Cook County sheriff.
Lillian Daley wanted more than this for her son, telling a friend, "I didn't raise my son to be a policeman." and De La Salle Institute (where he learned clerical skills) and took night classes at De Paul University College of Law to earn a Juris Doctor in 1933.
Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was an American politician who served as the 38th Mayor of Chicago for a total of 21 years beginning on April 20, 1955 until his death on December 20, 1976.
Daley put the spotlight on his new relationship with Savvy Sistah Dr. This 41 year beautiful & educated emergency doctor has reportedly been dating the 71 year old Daley for 6 months. Daley was the Mayor for 22 years and just recently in 2011 he lost his wife Maggie Daley to cancer. “In 2010, when Cobbs was 38 years old, Love has no color!
You’re starting to see many powerful men dating women of color and not because they met them at the strip club.
As a young man, his jobs included selling newspapers and making deliveries for a door to door peddler; Daley worked in Chicago's Union stock yards (the conditions of which were made infamous in Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle) to pay his law school expenses.
Richard Michael Daley, sometimes known as "Richie" Daley, is a former Mayor of Chicago, Illinois.