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Singer 44th

Singer 44th Political Busy Beaver Button Museum
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Singer 44th back Political Busy Beaver Button Museum
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Blue text curving towards right on white background.

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Union bug

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William Singer was elected as the alderman of Chicago's 44th ward in 1969, with a victory of only 429 votes. He later led an insurgency with Revered Jesse Jackson against Richard J. Daley at the Democratic National Convention in 1972, succeeding in replacing Daley's delegates. He later ran for mayor against Daley but was defeated in a landslide. He ended his career in politics and entered into a private law firm in the 1980s.


Galloway, Paul. (1985, March 31). "BILL SINGER: POLITICAL MAVERICK NOW PRACTICES LAW OF CLOUT" Chicago Tribune. Retrieved from

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