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Grave Sites of Chicago Mayors

Compiled by Father John McNalis, Chaplain Chicago Fire Department. Used with permission. Updated 2003,2008 by Matt Hucke.

The name of each mayor links to a photo of that mayor's grave, if available. The name of each cemetery links to a general page for that cemetery.

# CHICAGO MAYOR TERM GRAVESITE DATE OF DEATH
1 William Ogden (D) 1837-1838 Woodlawn Cem., Bronx NY 3 Aug 1877
2 Buckner Morris (W) 1838-1839 Rosehill 16 Dec 1879
3 Benjamin Raymond (W) 1839-1840 Graceland [G33-34] 6 Apr 1883
4 Alexander Loyd (D) 1840-1841 Rosehill 7 Apr 1871
5 Francis Sherman (D) 1841-1842 Graceland [A38] 7 Nov 1870
Benjamin Raymond (W) 1842-1843 Graceland 6 Apr 1883
6 Augustus Garrett (D) 1843-1844 Rosehill [F] 30 Nov 1848
7 Alson Sherman (I-D) 1844-1845 Oakwood, Waukegan 27 Sept 1903
Augustus Garrett (D) 1845-1846 Rosehill [F] 30 Nov 1848
8 John Chapin (W) 1846-1847 Graceland [D506] 27 June 1864
9 James Curtiss (D) 1847 City Cemetery* 2 Nov 1859
10 James Woodworth (I-D) 1848-1849 Oak Woods [B] 26 Mar 1869
James Curtiss (D) 1850 City Cemetery* 2 Nov 1859
11 Walter Gurnee (D) 1851-1852 Sleepy Hollow, New York 18 Apr 1903
12 Charles Gray (D) 1853 Graceland 17 Oct 1885
13 Isaac Milliken (D) 1854-1855 Rosehill [I] 2 Dec 1885
14 Levi Boone (K-N) 1855 Rosehill [N] 24 Jan 1882
15 Thomas Dyer (pN-D) 1856-1857 Connecticut 6 June 1862
16 John Wentworth (R) 1857-1858 Rosehill 16 Oct 1888
17 John Haines (R) 1858-1860 Rosehill [111] 4 July 1896
John Wentworth (R) 1860-1861 Rosehill 16 Oct 1888
18 Julian Rumsey (R) 1861-1862 Graceland 20 Apr 1886
Francis Sherman (D) 1862-1865 Graceland [A38] 7 Nov 1870
19 John Rice (R) 1865-1869 Rosehill [M] 17 Dec 1874
20 Roswell Mason (Cit) 1869-1871 Rosehill 1 Jan 1892
21 Joseph Medill (Fp) 1871-1873 Graceland 16 Mar 1899
- Lester Bond** 1873 Rosehill 1903
22 Harvey Colvin (P) 1873-1876 Rosehill [M] 16 Apr 1892
23 Monroe Heath (R) 1876-1879 Oak Woods 21 Oct 1894
24 Carter Harrison I (D) 1879-1887 Graceland 28 Oct 1893
25 John Roche (R) 1887-1889 Rosehill [M] 10 Feb 1904
26 DeWitt Cregier (D) 1889-1891 Rosehill [I] 9 Nov 1898
27 Hempstead Washburne (R) 1891-1893 Graceland 13 Apr 1918
Carter Harrison I (D) 1893 (died) Graceland 28 Oct 1893
28 George Swift (R) 1893 Rosehill 2 July 1912
29 John Hopkins (D) 1893-1895 Calvary, Evanston 13 Oct 1918
George Swift (R) 1895-1897 Rosehill 2 July 1912
30 Carter Harrison II (D) 1897-1905 Graceland 25 Dec 1953
31 Edward Dunne [Gov] (D) 1905-1907 Calvary, Evanston 24 May 1937
32 Fred Busse (R) 1907-1911 Graceland 9 July 1914
Carter Harrison II (D) 1911-1915 Graceland 25 Dec 1953
33 William Hale Thompson (R) 1927-1931 Oak Woods 18 Mar 1944
34 William Dever (D) 1923-1927 Calvary, Evanston 3 Sept 1929
William Hale Thompson (R) 1927-1931 Oak Woods 18 Mar 1944
35 Anton Cermak (D) 1931-1933 (died) Bohemian National 6 Mar 1933
36 Frank Corr (D) 1933 Holy Sepulchre 3 June 1934
37 Edward Kelly (D) 1933-1947 Calvary, Evanston 20 Oct 1950
38 Martin Kennelly (D) 1947-1955 Calvary, Evanston 29 Nov 1961
39 Richard J. Daley(D) 1955-1976 (died) Holy Sepulchre 20 Dec 1976
40 Michael Bilandic (D) 1976-1979 St Mary 15 Jan 2002
41 Jane Byrne (D) 1979-1983 living
42 Harold Washington (D) 1983-1987 (died) Oak Woods 25 Nov 1987
43 David D. Orr+ (D) 1987 living
44 Eugene Sawyer (D) 1987-1989 Oak Woods 19 Jan 2008
45 Richard M. Daley (D) 1989-2011 living
46 Rahm Emanuel (D) 2011-2015 living
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