William M. Daley

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William Daley
William M. Daley official portrait.jpg
24th White House Chief of Staff
In office
January 13, 2011 – January 27, 2012
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyAlyssa Mastromonaco
Nancy-Ann DeParle
Preceded byPete Rouse (Acting)
Succeeded byJacob Lew
32nd United States Secretary of Commerce
In office
January 30, 1997 – July 19, 2000
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byMickey Kantor
Succeeded byNorman Mineta
Personal details
Born (1948-08-09) August 9, 1948 (age 71)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Bernadette Keller
Alma materLoyola University Chicago
John Marshall Law School

William Michael “Bill” Daley (born August 9, 1948) is an American lawyer and former banker.[1] He served as the White House Chief of Staff after Rahm Emanuel successfully ran for Mayor of Chicago from 2011 through 2012.[2] He is the son of Richard J. Daley and brother of Richard M. Daley (who's successor was Emanuel as Mayor of Chicago). He also was the United States Secretary of Commerce from 1997 through 2000.

Daley was born on August 9, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. He studied at Loyola University Chicago and at John Marshall Law School. He is married to Bernadette Keller.

Daley was also a candidate for Governor in the 2014 gubernatorial election for the Democratic primary. On September 16, 2013, Daley made a surprise announcement that he was exiting the race for Illinois Governor due to the personal issues.[3]

After two-term mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he would not seek reelection, it was reported on September 14, 2018, that Daley would run for Mayor of Chicago.[4] He came in third place behind Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Washingtonpost.com: Politics – The Administration, William M. Daley". The Washington Post. December 15, 1999. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
  2. Daley Says U.S. to Consider Using Oil Reserves as Prices Rise With Turmoil. Bloomberg.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-05.
  3. "Bill Daley drops bid for governor". Chicago Tribune. September 16, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  4. "Bill Daley to run for Chicago mayor". 14 September 2018.
  5. "Live updates: Bill Daley concedes in Chicago mayoral race, as Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle emerge from crowded field". The Chicago Tribune. February 26, 2019.

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