Last updated on: 3/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Richard M. Daley, JD Biography

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

“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

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
Education:
  • JD, DePaul University
  • BA, DePaul University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Cities Shame Johns by Putting Their Faces on Billboards, Television, or the Internet after Their Arrest?