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Harold Washington

Harold WashingtonAKA Harold Lee Washington

Born: 15-Apr-1922
Birthplace: Chicago, IL [1]
Died: 25-Nov-1987
Location of death: Chicago, IL [2]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: First black Mayor of Chicago

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1942-46)


[1] Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL.

[2] City Hall, Chicago, IL.

Father: Roy Lee Washington, Sr. (b. 1897, d. 1953)
Mother: Bertha Jones (b. 1898, d. 1980)
Brother: Roy Lee Washington, Jr. (b. 1916)
Sister: Geneva (b. 1918)
Brother: Edward Glen Washington (b. 1920, d. 1947)
Wife: Nancy Dorothy Finch (m. 22-Jul-1942, div. 25-Feb-1950, no children)

    High School: DuSable High School, Chicago, IL (1936-39, graduated 1946 after Army service)
    University:
BA, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL (1949)
    Law School: Northwestern University Law School (1952)

    Mayor of Chicago (29-Apr-1983 to 25-Nov-1987, his death)
    US Congressman, Illinois 1st (3-Jan-1981 to 30-Apr-1983, resigned)
    Illinois State Senate 26th (1977-80)
    Illinois State House of Representatives 26th (1965-76)
    Illinois State Official Arbitrator, Illinois Industrial Commission (1960-64)
    Illinois State Official Assistant City Prosecutor, Chicago, IL (1954-58)
    NAACP


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