1942 - Richard Michael Daley was born on the 24th of April, the fourth of seven children and eldest son of Richard J. Daley and Eleanor Daley, former mayor and first lady of Chicago.
Graduated from De La Salle Institute and obtained his bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor from DePaul University.
1969 - Elected to his first public office as delegate to the Illinois Constitutional Convention.
1972-1980 - Won a seat in the Illinois Senate.
1980-1989 - He left Springfield to become Cook County State's Attorney.
1990-1993 - Served as president of Amalgamated Bank of Chicago.
1997-2000 - Became the Secretary of Commerce.
2000 - General chairman of Al Gore's presidential campaign.
Brother of Richard Michael Daley.
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