Fifty years ago today…

On April 4, 1967, Mayor Richard J. Daley won reelection to his fourth consecutive term in office. Daley beat his opponent, Republican John Warner, by a vote of 792,238 to 272,542.

Only two mayors in Chicago history have matched this feat. The first was Carter Henry Harrison, who won reelection to a fourth term in 1885. The second was Daley’s son, Richard M. Daley, who won his fourth term in 1999 and was reelected twice more, in 2003 and 2007.

Richard J. Daley on the telephone while seated at a desk

Richard J. Daley on the telephone while seated at a desk, undated. Photo: Illinois Bell Telephone Company. RJD_04_01_0040_0005_006

Source for facts: “Chicago Mayors, 1837-2007,” Encyclopedia of Chicago, <http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1443.html>. Accessed March 28, 2017.