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Harold Washington

Born: Apr 15, 1922

Death: Nov 25, 1987

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Harold Washington

Date of Birth : Apr 15, 1922
Date of Death : Nov 25, 1987
Birth Place : Chicago

Harold Lee Washington was an American lawyer, politician and elected in 1983 as the 51st Mayor of Chicago. He was the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from April 29, 1983 until his death on November 25, 1987. He was also a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 1983 representing the Illinois first district, and also previously served in the Illinois State Senate and the Illinois House of Representatives.

Profession


  • Lawyer
  • Politician

Spouse


  • Nancy Finch
  • Ella Smith
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