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Photograph of Harold Washington

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Harold Washington (1922-1987) was an American politician who served as the 41st Mayor of Chicago. Serving from 1983-1987,  Washington was the first African American mayor in Chicago's history. Prior to his role as mayor, Washington was also a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. As mayor of Chicago, Washington worked to establish revitalization in many of the cities neighborhoods and also spearheaded the cities first environmental-affairs department. Quickly after winning reelection, Washington died at the age of 65 due to a heart attack. In his honor, the city renamed Loop college after him. In addition, the Harold Washington Library Center in downtown Chicago also bears his name.

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