Richard J. Daley served the public in a number of positions, including clerk of Cook County. Daley held that position from 1950 until 1955, when he became mayor of Chicago.

Cook County Clerk Richard J. Daley assists a woman from behind an office counter, August 21, 1952

Cook County Clerk Richard J. Daley assists a woman from behind an office counter, August 21, 1952. Photo credit: A-Accurate Photo. RJD_04_01_0010_0005_003