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Kelly for Chicago's Mayor

Kelly for Chicago's Mayor Political Button Museum
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This button is from one of Edward Joseph Kelly’s numerous campaigns to be Mayor of Chicago, a position he held from 1933 to 1947. Kelly had originally served in the Chicago Sanitary District in the 1920s as the chief engineer, and became mayor in 1933 after previous mayor Anton Cermak was assassinated. Kelly eventually served four terms as mayor, and was best known for creating a corrupt political organization called the Kelly-Nash Machine, as well as overseeing the Chicago World’s Fair and the first official Major League Baseball All-Star game. Kelly decided not to run for the mayoralty in 1947, and retired from politics until his death in 1950.

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