Jane Byrne

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Birthday
24, 1934
Birthplace
Illinois
DEATH DATE
Nov 14, 2014 (80)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
24, 1934
Birthplace
Illinois
DEATH DATE
Nov 14, 2014 (80)

About

Politician and Democrat who was the first female mayor of Chicago, an office she held from 1979 to 1983. She notably helped revitalize the Navy Pier and the downtown Chicago Theatre through special events such as ChicagoFest.

Before Fame

She worked for John F. Kennedy's 1960 campaign for President.

Trivia

She effectively banned handgun possession for unregistered guns.

Family Life

She married her second husband Jay McMullen in 1978.

Associated With

She endorsed Senator Ted Kennedy for President in 1980 over incumbent President Jimmy Carter.