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Parents > United States > Illinois > Counties > Cook > Chicago > Mayor
OfficeMayor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1955 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open April 05, 1955 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close April 05, 1955 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start April 20, 1955 - 12:00pm
Term End April 20, 1959 - 12:00pm
Turnout 35.63% Total Population
ContributorCOSDem
Last ModifiedCOSDem September 02, 2004 10:20pm
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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won04/07/1951
NameMartin Kennelly Votes697,871 (56.14%)
Term04/20/1951 - 04/20/1955 Margin152,545 (+12.27%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won04/07/1959
NameRichard J. Daley Votes778,612 (71.40%)
Term04/20/1959 - 04/20/1963 Margin466,672 (+42.79%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Feb 22, 1955 Chicago Mayor- D Primary
Richard J. Daley
D 753,670
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Name County Clerk Richard J. Daley Robert E. Merriam  
PartyDemocratic Republican  
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Uncertified Votes708,660 (54.93%) 581,461 (45.07%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -127,199 (-9.86%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
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