Today, June 16, 2019, marks the 100th anniversary of Richard J. Daley’s graduation from his high school, De La Salle Institute. Daley later went on to become Chicago’s second longest-serving mayor, from 1955 to 1976. His record was surpassed only by his son, Richard M. Daley, who served from 1989 to 2011.

Richard J. Daley with his senior class at De La Salle Institute (3rd row, 4th from right)

Richard J. Daley with his senior class at De La Salle Institute (3rd row, 4th from right). RJD_04_01_0043_0009_002