Inaugural Address of Mayor Frank J. Corr
March 15, 1933
This speech is recorded as it first appeared in print. Archaic spelling and misspellings in the original document have not been corrected.
Editor’s note: Official text not available; the following is a brief “inaugural utterance” as reported by the Chicago Tribune on March 15, 1933.
I shall to my utmost follow the policies of economy, retrenchment and good government enunciated and performed by our late mayor. I have no feeling of elation. I realize I am here through the hand of destiny and the tragedy which made Chicago and the nation suffer.
I assume the office in full knowledge of the responsibilities which go with it. I didn’t even know I was a candidate for mayor—and I shall need the aid of all my colleagues to bring order out of chaos.
- Chicago Tribune, March 15, 1933.