Timothy F. "Tim" Degnan (February 23, 1940 – November 20, 2022) was an American politician from Illinois.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Degnan went to St. Ignatius College Prep. He then went to University of Illinois and Illinois Institute of Technology.
After Richard M. Daley was elected Cook County State's Attorney in the 1980 general election, Degnan was appointed by the 23rd District Democratic Legislative Committee to succeed Daley in the 81st General Assembly.Degnan served in the Illinois Senate from 1980 to 1989 and was a Democrat. In 1989, he served as intergovernmental affairs director for the mayor of Chicago, Richard M. Daley.
Degnan died at his home in Oak Brook, Illinois on November 20, 2022.
Richard Joseph Daley was an American politician who served as the Mayor of Chicago from 1955 and the chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party Central Committee from 1953 until his death. He has been called "the last of the big city bosses" who controlled and mobilized American cities. Daley was Chicago's third consecutive mayor from the working-class, heavily Irish-American South Side neighborhood of Bridgeport, where he lived his entire life. He was the patriarch of the Daley family, whose members include Richard M. Daley, another former mayor of Chicago; William M. Daley, a former United States Secretary of Commerce; John P. Daley, a member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners; and Patrick Daley Thompson, a former alderman of the Chicago City Council.
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Jane Margaret Byrne was an American politician who was the first woman to be elected mayor of a major city in the United States. She served as the 50th Mayor of Chicago from April 16, 1979, until April 29, 1983. Byrne won the Chicago mayoral election on April 3, 1979, becoming the first female mayor of the city. Prior to her tenure as mayor, Byrne served as Chicago's commissioner of consumer sales from 1969 until 1977.
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