The politician Jane Byrne died at the age of 80. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
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.
She worked for John F. Kennedy’s 1960 campaign for President.
She effectively banned handgun possession for unregistered guns.
She married her second husband Jay McMullen in 1978.
She endorsed Senator Ted Kennedy for President in 1980 over incumbent President Jimmy Carter.
How did Jane Byrne die?
Byrne had entered hospice care and died on November 14, 2014, in Chicago, aged 81, from complications of a stroke she suffered in January 2013. She was survived by her daughter Katherine and her grandson Willie. Her funeral Mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul Church on Monday, November 17, 2014.
"We must care. We must all care. And while I am working, while the governments is working, so must the people also work."Jane Byrne
"Our universities and museums are respected around the country."Jane Byrne
"In the days and months I spent walking through the various communities of this city, I found that Chicago did not work for everyone, however."Jane Byrne
"If those communities are left to decay, this city will decay."Jane Byrne
"But always I was a private citizen whose activities in government or political party were appointive."Jane Byrne