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Jane Byrne

AKA Jane Margaret Burke

Born: 24-May-1934
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mayor of Chicago, 1979-83

Defeated by Harold Washington in the 1983 Democratic primary.

Father: Edward Burke (VP of Inland Steel)
Mother: Katherine
Husband: William P. Byrne (d. 1959 airplane crash, one daughter)
Daughter: Kathy (attorney)
Husband: Jay McMullen (newspaper writer)

    High School: Saint Scholastic High School, Chicago, IL
    University: St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Terre Haute, IN (transferred)
    University: BS Chemistry and Biology, Barat College, Lake Forest, IL (1965)

    Mayor of Chicago (16-Apr-1979 to 29-Apr-1983)
    Illinois State Official Dir. of Consumer Affairs, Chicago (1968-77)

Author of books:
My Chicago (1992, memoir)


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