William Hale Thompson

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William Hale Thompson
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41st Mayor of Chicago
In office
1915–1923
Preceded byCarter Harrison, Jr.
Succeeded byWilliam Emmett Dever
43rd Mayor of Chicago
In office
1927–1931
Preceded byWilliam Emmett Dever
Succeeded byAnton Cermak
Personal details
Born(1869-05-14)May 14, 1869
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedMarch 19, 1944(1944-03-19) (aged 74)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceChicago, Illinois

William Hale Thompson (May 14, 1869 – March 19, 1944) was an American who was the Mayor of Chicago from 1915 to 1923 and again from 1927 to 1931. Known as "Big Bill",[1] Thompson was the last Republican to serve as Mayor of Chicago.[2]

Thompson was born on May 14, 1869 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois. Thompson died on March 19, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, aged 74.

References[change | change source]

  1. Reynolds, Paul (29-11-2009). "US-UK 'Special Relationship' Not So Special Any More". BBC. Retrieved 03-02-2010. Check date values in: |accessdate=, |date= (help)
  2. Grossman, Mark (2008). Political Corruption in America: An Encyclopedia of Scandals, Power, and Greed. Amenia, NY: Grey House Publishing. p. 329. ISBN 978-1-59237-297-3.