Michael Bilandic

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b. February 13, 1923 - d. January 2, 2002

Chicago Mayor (1976-1979)
Illinois, Judge, Appellate Court (1984-1990)
Illinois, Chief Justice, Supreme Court (1994-1996)
Illinois, Justice, Supreme Court (1990-1993, 1997-2000)
Chicago, 11th Ward Alderman (1969-1976)

Clout and Influence

Employment and Electoral History

Served in the South Pacific in the Marine Corps during World War II. After law school worked in law firm Anixter, Delaney, Bilandic & Piggott, becoming senior partner.

Education

  • De La Salle High School
  • St. Mary's University of Minnesota, B.A.
  • DePaul University Law School, J.D.

Important Political Events

  • 1969, Elected 11th Ward Alderman
  • 1974, Appointed City Council Finance Committee Chairman, replacing Thomas Keane
  • 1976, Appointed Acting Mayor by City Council, replacing Richard J. Daley
  • 1977, Elected Chicago Mayor
  • 1979, Defeated for Chicago Mayor by Jane Byrne
  • 1984, Elected Illinois Appellate Court Judge
  • 1990, Elected Illinois Supreme Court Justice
  • 1994, Appointed Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice by Illinois Supreme Court
  • 1997, Steps down to Illinois Supreme Court Justice when a Republican majority is elected on Supreme Court
  • 2000, Retires from Illinois Supreme Court

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_A._Bilandic http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A00E3DD1138F934A25752C0A9649C8B63