Mayor William E. Dever Inaugural Address, 1923

William E. Dever Biography

Inauguration date: April 16, 1923

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: The official text is not available. The following is the text of remarks as reported in the Chicago Daily News, April 17, 1923.

“Somehow to-night I feel that I should not make an extended speech. Nothing is gained from the mayor’s chair by long speeches. It was my good fortune to have served in this body under three mayors. The mayor’s office is going to be wide open and political affiliations will have no hearing.”


  • Chicago Daily News, April 17, 1923, p. 3.
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