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Jane Margaret Burke Byrne, American former mayor. Achievements include being the first female to be elected mayor of Chicago, 1979. Secretary-treasurer Chicago Headquarters John F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign, 1960; chairman resolutions committee Democratic National Committee; co-chairman Cook County Democratic Central Committee, 1975—1976.

Background

Byrne, Jane Margaret Burke was born on May 24, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of William and Katherine (Nolan) Burke.

Education

Bachelor, Barat College.

Career

With Chicago Anti-Poverty Agency, 1964—1968. Commissioner Chicago Department Consumers Sales, Weights and Measures, 1968—1977. Mayor City of Chicago, 1979—1983.

Achievements

  • Achievements include being the first female to be elected mayor of Chicago, 1979.

Membership

Secretary-treasurer Chicago Headquarters John F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign, 1960. Chairman resolutions committee Democratic National Committee. Co-chairman Cook County Democratic Central Committee, 1975—1976.

Connections

Married William Patrick Byrne, December 31, 1956 (deceased May 1959). 1 child Katherine; Married Jay McMullen, March 17, 1978 (deceased).

father:
William Burke

mother:
Katherine (Nolan) Burke

spouses:
William Patrick Byrne

Jay McMullen

child:
Katherine Byrne