John Stroger

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John Stroger

b. May 19, 1929 – d. January 18, 2008

Cook County, County Board President (1994-2006)
Cook County, 4th District Commissioner (1970-2006)
Chicago, 8th Ward Democratic Committeeman (1968-2006)

Education

  • 1953, Xavier University, B.S., Business Administration
  • 1965, DePaul University School of Law, J.D.

Important Political Events

  • 1968, Elected 8th Ward Democratic Committeeman
  • 1970, Elected Cook County Commissioner
  • 1984, Appointed Chairman of County Board Finance Committee
  • 1994, Elected President of Cook County Board, defeating Maria Pappas and Aurelia Puchinski and replacing Richard Phelan
  • 1998, Reelected Board President and County Commissioner defeating Cal Sutker
  • 2002, John G. Stroger County Hospital opens, Reelected Board President and County Commissioner
  • 2006, Suffers serious stroke and leaves campaign trail, Elected Democratic Nominee for Board President, Steps down from office and from the ballot

Sources

http://www.lib.niu.edu/1994/ii940220.html
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1209223,00.html
http://www.russstewart.com/12-8-04.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stroger
http://www.clouttracker.org/cloutwiki/index.php?title=John_Daley&action=edit