Friday, August 9, 2013

Fact of the Day: Last Republican Mayor of Chicago

The last Republican to serve as mayor of Chicago, Illinois was William Hale Thompson whose last year in office was 1931. He has been ranked among the worst mayors in history, especially when it came to ethics. He served two separate terms as mayor and returned to office with the help of the legendary gangster Al Capone. 

10 comments:

DWei said...

Yeah, this sounds like a Hollywood movie waiting to be made.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Working for Capone does scream non ethical

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't have liked to have had Al Capone's help!

MEcoy said...

we'll never know what will happen

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

He must have been in debt to Capone for his help. Not a good place to be.

Pilar Domínguez said...

I understand why he was the last republican mayor until now...Kisses:)

Bob Bushell said...

The Republican who can tell anyone about nothing.

Pat Hatt said...

In Capone's pocket, not very ethical

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Recommended by Capone, such a nice business card....

Theresa Mahoney said...

What a pair! Something tells me he didn't get into politics to help the people.