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Jane Byrne

AKA Jane Margaret Burke

Born: 24-May-1933 [1]
Birthplace: Chicago, IL [2]
Died: 14-Nov-2014
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: unspecified

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.


[1] As given in memoir. Many sources list 1934.

[2] John B. Murphy Hospital, 620 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL.

Father: William Patrick Burke (VP of Inland Steel)
Mother: Katherine Marie Nolan
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 (1955)

    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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