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Richard M. Daley, JD Biography

Former Mayor of Chicago, Illinois
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“We’re telling everyone who sets foot in Chicago, if you solicit a prostitute, you will be arrested. And when you are arrested, people will know. Your spouse, children, friends, neighbors and employers will know.”

Press Conference, June 21, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Of Counsel, Katten, Muchin, Rosenman LLP
  • Mayor, Chicago, Illinois, 1989-2011
  • State Attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1980-1989
  • Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1972-1980
  • Delegate, Illinois Constitutional Convention, 1969
  • Municipal Leader of the Year, American City and County
  • Public Official of the Year, Governing
  • Politician of the Year, Library Journal
  • Education Excellence Award, National Conference for Community and Justice
  • Public Service Leadership Award, National Council for Urban Economic Development
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Americans for the Arts and the U.S. Conference of Mayors
  • Education Excellence Award, National Conference for Community and Justice
  • Keystone Award, American Architectural Foundation
  • Kevin Lynch Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Martin Luther King/Robert F. Kennedy Award, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence/Education Fund To End Handgun Violence
  • J. Sterling Morton Award, National Arbor Day Foundation
  • JD, DePaul University
  • BA, DePaul University
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Cities Shame Johns by Putting Their Faces on Billboards, Television, or the Internet after Their Arrest?