|John A. Roche|
|30th Mayor of Chicago|
|Preceded by||Carter Harrison, Sr.|
|Succeeded by||DeWitt Clinton Cregier|
|Born||August 12, 1844|
Utica, New York, United States
|Died|| February 10, 1904 59) (aged|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
John A. Roche (August 12, 1844 – February 10, 1904) was an American politician who served as mayor of Chicago, Illinois from 1887 to 1889. He was the 30th mayor of the city.
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John A. Roche was born in Utica, New York on August 12, 1844. He served as an apprentice to his brother for three years. He stayed in business for a long time, and had but a high school education. He was a firm believer in education and mentions this in his inaugural address.
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In 1869, he moved to Chicago to do business. He loved it, and decided to become a candidate for the Republican Party. He won against the Democratic candidate, Robert L. Nelson. People admired him for his assertive and straightforward nature and history of business. As a mayor, he was prominent for the drainage and water supply commission and being appointed to suppress gambling in saloons as well as closing disreputable ones.
After retiring, he focused his attention once again on business, and became manager and vice president of the Crane Elevator Company. In 1893 he was elected president of the Lake Street Elevated Railroad Company. He then died on February 10, 1904, one hour after a meeting, from uremic poisoning.[ citation needed ] He was buried at buried in Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago.
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