Edmund Kasper Jarecki (1879-1966) served Chicago in a number of capacities. In 1908 he represented what was then the city’s 16th Ward. From 1914 to 1920, he served as judge of the municipal court. In 1922 he won election to the Cook County court, where he stayed for more than 30 years and earned a reputation as a champion for honesty in city elections.

Cook County Clerk Richard J. Daley administers the oath of office to Judge Edmund Kasper Jarecki in 1954.

Cook County Clerk Richard J. Daley administers the oath of office to Judge Edmund Kasper Jarecki. RJD_04_01_0008_0004_020.

Upon Jarecki’s retirement in 1954, the Cook County Democratic Party noted his “outstanding ability, unimpeachable integrity and unquestioned honesty” in a resolution commending him for his years of service.

The University of Illinois at Chicago houses Judge Jarecki’s papers. The materials in this collection document the judge’s many years of service as well as aspects of his personal life. See the finding aid (inventory list) for the Edmund Kasper Jarecki Papers for more information.

Note: Quotation comes from the Richard J. Daley Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago. Box SIss1B18, folder 1.