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William M. Daley

William M. DaleyAKA William Michael Daley

Born: 8-Aug-1948
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: White House Chief of Staff, 2011-12

Attorney, executive, Democratic Party insider, son of long-time Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and brother of long-time Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Helped broker 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and later served as Secretary of Commerce in the Bill Clinton administration, succeeding Mickey Kantor in 1997 and succeeded by Norm Mineta in 2000. Advisor for political campaigns of Clinton and Walter Mondale, and chairman of Al Gore's 2000 Presidential campaign. Appointed White House Chief of Staff by President Barack Obama in 2011, succeeding Rahm Emanuel, he then quit in early 2012.

Father: Richard J. Daley (Mayor of Chicago)
Mother: Eleanor Guilfoyle (b. 4-Mar-1907, m. 17-Jun-1936, d. 16-Feb-2003, seven children)
Brother: Richard M. Daley (Mayor of Chicago)
Wife: Loretta (two daughters, one son)

    High School: De La Salle High School, Chicago, IL
    High School: St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, IL
    University: BA, Loyola University Chicago (1970)
    Law School: LLB, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
    Administrator: Trustee, Art Institute of Chicago
    Administrator: Trustee, Loyola University Chicago
    Administrator: Trustee, Northwestern University

    White House Chief of Staff (2011-12)
    JP Morgan Chase Chairman, Midwest Region (2004-11)
    SBC President (2001-04)
    Evercore Partners Vice Chairman (2001)
    US Secretary of Commerce (1997-2000)
    Mayer, Brown & Platt Partner (1993-97)
    Amalgamated Bank of Chicago President & CEO (1990-93)
    Amalgamated Bank of Chicago Vice Chair (1989-90)
    Daley and George Partner (1980-90)
    Advisory Council of Economic Opportunity (1977-80)
    Member of the Board of Abbott Laboratories (2004-11)
    Member of the Board of Boeing (2006-11)
    Member of the Board of Boston Properties (2003-07)
    Member of the Board of EDS (2001-02)
    Member of the Board of Merck (2002-04)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Friends for Harry Reid
    Friends of Hillary
    Friends of Joe Lieberman
    Gephardt for President
    Gore 2000
    Joffrey Ballet of Chicago Trustee
    John Kerry for President
    National Committee on US-China Relations Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
    New Leadership for America PAC
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital Board of Directors
    Obama for America
    Obama for Illinois
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Partnership for Public Service Board of Governors
    Reuniting Our Country PAC
    Searchlight Leadership Fund
    Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association PAC
    Straight Talk America
    Florida 2000 Recount
    Irish Ancestry


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