Mayor Frank J. Corr Biography

Acting mayor of Chicago, 1933

  • Democratic Party
  • Elected acting mayor (45th mayor) by City Council March 14, 1933 following the death of Mayor Anton Joseph Cermak
  • Served 29 days as mayor before resigning April 13, 1933
  • Inauguration: March 15, 1933

Biographical

  • Born January 12, 1877 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Graduated from Kent College of Law in 1899
  • Took a job as assistant corporation counsel in 1902
  • Married Mary Burke; they had no children.
  • Elected alderman of 17th Ward in 1931
  • Died the day before the election where he was an uncontested candidate for judge of the circuit court.
  • Died June 3, 1934 in Chicago
  • Buried in Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Worth, Ill.

Sources

  • "Ald. F. J. Corr, Former Acting Mayor, is Dead." Chicago Daily Tribune, June 4, 1934, p. 1.
  • Chicago City Council. Journal of the Proceedings, April 13, 1933, p. 2.
  • Evans, Arthur. "Ald. Corr is Acting Mayor." Chicago Daily Tribune, March 15, 1933, p. 1.
  • Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, editors. Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2004.
  • "Obituary 1 -- No Title." Chicago Daily Tribune, June 5, 1934, p. 27.
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