William Hale Thompson

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William Hale Thompson
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41st Mayor of Chicago
In office
April 26, 1915 – April 16, 1923
Preceded byCarter Harrison, Jr.
Succeeded byWilliam Emmett Dever
43rd Mayor of Chicago
In office
April 18, 1927 – April 9, 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 (2009-11-29). "US-UK 'Special Relationship' Not So Special Any More". BBC. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
  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.