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date: 03 March 2021

Byrne , Janelocked

(24 May 1933–14 November 2014)
  • Patrick Andelic

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Byrne , Jane (24 May 1933–14 November 2014), mayor of Chicago, was born Jane Margaret Burke in Chicago, Illinois. The second of six children of William Patrick Burke and Katherine Marie Nolan, she came from a well-heeled family (her father was a vice president of Inland Steel). She was raised in a devoutly Catholic household; two of her uncles were priests. The Burke family was also politically aware. Among her earliest “radio memories” were the voices of President ...

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