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Richard J. Daley (1902 – 1976)

Mayor of Chicago, Illinois from 1955 to 1976; 21 years as the undisputed Democratic boss of Chicago and is considered by historians to be the "last of the big city bosses.
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Richard J. Daley
The confrontation was not created by the police; the confrontation was created by the people who charged the police. Gentlemen, let's get the thing straight, once and for all. The policeman isn't there to create disorder; the policeman is there to preserve disorder.
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Good government is good politics and politics is good government.
If a man can't put his arms around his sons and help them, then what's the world coming to?

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I have conferred with the superintendent of police this morning and I gave him instructions that an order be issued by him immediately and under his signature to shoot to kill any arsonist or anyone with a Molotov cocktail in his hand.
Daley Richard J.
Even the Lord had skeptical members of his party. One betrayed him, one denied him and one doubted him.
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They have vilified me, they have crucified me; yes, they have even criticized me.
Richard J. Daley
I'm not the last of the old bosses. I'm the first of the new leaders.
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