|Jane Margaret Byrne|
|Byrne in June 1985|
|50th Mayor of Chicago|
April 16, 1979 – April 29, 1983
|Preceded by||Michael A. Bilandic|
|Succeeded by||Harold Washington|
|Born||May 24, 1934
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Spouse(s)||William Byrne (1956-1959) (his death)
Jay McMullen (1978-1992) (his death)
Jane Margaret Byrne (born May 24, 1934) was the first female mayor of Chicago. She served from April 16, 1979 to April 29, 1983. Chicago is the largest city in the United States to have had a female mayor as of 2012.
Byrne was born on May 24, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. She studied at DePaul University. She was married to William Byrne from 1956 until his death in 1959. Then she was married to Jay McMullen from 1978 until his death in 1992. She had a daughter, Kathy by William Byrne. William Bryne died in an airplane accident. She is so far the only female mayor of Chicago.
Other websites [change]
- Former City Hall Reporter Ray Hanania's online look at the City Hall Press Room and the Byrne Administration, published in the Chicago Reader and later online