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Leon Despres on his feud with Mayor Richard J. Daley
Leon Despres on his feud with Mayor Richard J. Daley
Published: 2009/05/06
Channel: MediaBurnArchive
Leon Despres on the Chicago Political Machine
Leon Despres on the Chicago Political Machine
Published: 2009/05/06
Channel: MediaBurnArchive
Leon Despres at 100
Leon Despres at 100
Published: 2015/08/20
Channel: The University of Chicago
Leon Despres on the "Mayors Daley"
Leon Despres on the "Mayors Daley"
Published: 2008/11/16
Channel: Progress Illinois
Fermeture quincaillerie - Léon Després
Fermeture quincaillerie - Léon Després
Published: 2017/04/12
Channel: TVA Carleton
Leon Depres: Chicago 2016 an illusion
Leon Depres: Chicago 2016 an illusion
Published: 2009/03/31
Channel: tedregencia
Leon Depres on the Obama presidency
Leon Depres on the Obama presidency
Published: 2009/01/19
Channel: tedregencia
Richard Daley elected Mayor of Chicago 1967
Richard Daley elected Mayor of Chicago 1967
Published: 2011/03/16
Channel: historycomestolife
Judge Leon
Judge Leon's Durbin ruling mistakes
Published: 2013/12/20
Channel: ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit
The Story of  Richard J Daley Mayor of Chicago
The Story of Richard J Daley Mayor of Chicago
Published: 2016/03/21
Channel: joekilgobinet
Peugeot 308 WTCR 2018 un león suelto
Peugeot 308 WTCR 2018 un león suelto
Published: 2018/01/11
Channel: INFO V
León, la fera de l
León, la fera de l'escala
Published: 2017/06/29
Channel: Federació de Pilota Valenciana
Chicago Political Machine
Chicago Political Machine
Published: 2010/10/06
Channel: Push Back Now - PBN
Mayor Daley Montage - His Greatest Hits
Mayor Daley Montage - His Greatest Hits
Published: 2010/09/09
Channel: WGN News
Exclusive Interview: Leon Depres talks Trotsky, Rivera and Kahlo
Exclusive Interview: Leon Depres talks Trotsky, Rivera and Kahlo
Published: 2009/01/19
Channel: tedregencia
Интро
Интро
Published: 2015/04/05
Channel: Leon Despres
Estrena de ‘KIKI, EL AMOR SE HACE’ de Paco León
Estrena de ‘KIKI, EL AMOR SE HACE’ de Paco León
Published: 2016/04/04
Channel: La Cartellera
Clean Sport - Serge Despres
Clean Sport - Serge Despres
Published: 2009/05/01
Channel: PrecisionNutrition
Toni Preckwinkle | Remarks - Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast -  December 6, 2013
Toni Preckwinkle | Remarks - Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast - December 6, 2013
Published: 2013/12/18
Channel: 30GoodMinutes
Chicago In The Early 60
Chicago In The Early 60's “The City of Necessity”
Published: 2015/02/19
Channel: ChiTownView
Mindshift Strategies - Leon
Mindshift Strategies - Leon's Emotional Freedom Session Testimonial
Published: 2015/05/27
Channel: Luc Despres
Jetta Maxx Stage [Sega CD] ~ Tristian des Pres (1-Hour Extended w/DL)
Jetta Maxx Stage [Sega CD] ~ Tristian des Pres (1-Hour Extended w/DL)
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: Awesmic
Sherryl Despres voiceover & commercial reel
Sherryl Despres voiceover & commercial reel
Published: 2011/06/24
Channel: Bargain Basement Productions
Hotel Spa Paris en León
Hotel Spa Paris en León
Published: 2016/03/30
Channel: Hoteles en TV
Junior Express - El Príncipe Toribio (Teaser)
Junior Express - El Príncipe Toribio (Teaser)
Published: 2017/04/02
Channel: Favio Apaza-MansOn
Richard Leon vs Tanner Arebalo pt 2
Richard Leon vs Tanner Arebalo pt 2
Published: 2014/01/19
Channel: Jim Rodriguez
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Published: 2015/05/25
Channel: IB3 TELEVISIÓ
saltos en la laguna (cañaveral de leon)
saltos en la laguna (cañaveral de leon)
Published: 2011/09/15
Channel: jose manuel olivo mereno
Dan Rostenkowski on the power of Richard J. Daley
Dan Rostenkowski on the power of Richard J. Daley
Published: 2010/11/05
Channel: MediaBurnArchive
auré7
auré7
Published: 2014/11/22
Channel: sylviane despres
Richard M Daley Commercial 1995
Richard M Daley Commercial 1995
Published: 2007/11/26
Channel: gtp2day
leon una ciudad para vivir 9
leon una ciudad para vivir 9
Published: 2012/10/24
Channel: leon real
Fernando León #401 Preparación Dakar 2013
Fernando León #401 Preparación Dakar 2013
Published: 2012/12/12
Channel: Sinexif
Chicago World
Chicago World's Fair Memories: Leon Depres
Published: 2008/10/19
Channel: Chicago Park District
Boss  Richard J  Daley of Chicago
Boss Richard J Daley of Chicago
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: Gill Fortin
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley: Rant
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley: Rant
Published: 2008/02/07
Channel: WGN News
El tiempo en Castilla y León para el martes 05 de abril
El tiempo en Castilla y León para el martes 05 de abril
Published: 2016/04/04
Channel: Radio Televisión de Castilla y León
Castilla y León de leyenda
Castilla y León de leyenda
Published: 2014/06/01
Channel: Ceip Federico Garcia Lorca
Oral History with Neil Hartigan: Part 1 of 17
Oral History with Neil Hartigan: Part 1 of 17
Published: 2012/04/26
Channel: ChicagoHistoryMuseum
Public Affairs - Tom Geoghegan
Public Affairs - Tom Geoghegan
Published: 2009/02/15
Channel: tonytangcom
De Pedro i Leon Benavente omplen de música indi Son Fusteret
De Pedro i Leon Benavente omplen de música indi Son Fusteret
Published: 2017/08/27
Channel: IB3 NOTÍCIES
Santa Barbara 2013. Escuela de minas de Leon
Santa Barbara 2013. Escuela de minas de Leon
Published: 2013/11/28
Channel: Eric Álvarez Vilariño
Richard J Daley Documentary
Richard J Daley Documentary
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: Patrick Dillon-2017
Richard J. Daley: Biography, Facts, Family, History, Legacy, Quotes, Accomplishments (2000)
Richard J. Daley: Biography, Facts, Family, History, Legacy, Quotes, Accomplishments (2000)
Published: 2016/08/18
Channel: Way Back
CRI Vuelta a León 2014- Adria Moreno (Controlpack)
CRI Vuelta a León 2014- Adria Moreno (Controlpack)
Published: 2014/10/06
Channel: A Moreno
DTM accident 1ª volta i pressio despres
DTM accident 1ª volta i pressio despres
Published: 2006/09/28
Channel: Marc Vehicles
Oral History with Burton Natarus: Part 5 of 6
Oral History with Burton Natarus: Part 5 of 6
Published: 2012/07/17
Channel: ChicagoHistoryMuseum
Ribicoff vs. Daley at Democratic National Convention 1968
Ribicoff vs. Daley at Democratic National Convention 1968
Published: 2011/06/11
Channel: historycomestolife
EXPOSED: Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Political Syndicate
EXPOSED: Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Political Syndicate
Published: 2011/01/16
Channel: Gary Franchi
Have Ron Paul Political Machine, will travel.
Have Ron Paul Political Machine, will travel.
Published: 2007/12/15
Channel: rhoadescar
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Leon Mathis Despres
City of Chicago Alderman
In office
1955–1975
Preceded by Robert E. Merriam
Succeeded by Ross Lathrop
Constituency 5th ward
Personal details
Born (1908-02-02)February 2, 1908
Died May 6, 2009(2009-05-06) (aged 101)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marian Alschuler Despres (1909-2007; married on Sept. 10th, 1931: 75 years)
Children Robert Despres
Linda Baskin
Residence Chicago, Illinois
 United States
Occupation Author
Attorney
Politician

Leon Mathis Despres (February 2, 1908 – May 6, 2009) was an American author, attorney and politician. He was best known as a long-time alderman in Chicago, where he regularly disagreed with then-mayor Richard J. Daley, often engaging in loud arguments and debates on the assembly floor.[1]

Background[edit]

A native of Chicago, Despres received his undergraduate and law degrees in 1927 and 1929, respectively, from the University of Chicago, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, before beginning a legal practice.[2]

Career[edit]

In April 1955, Despres was elected to the Chicago City Council from the city's Hyde Park neighborhood, as alderman of the 5th ward.[3] Serving until 1975, Despres gained fame as an independent Democrat, consistently opposing the policies of Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley. Frequently on the short end of 49-1 votes, Despres became known as the "liberal conscience of Chicago."[2] Because of his strong advocacy of civil rights and open housing, Despres also became known as "the lone negro on the City Council," even though he was white and the council had six black alderman allied with the mayor.[3]

On December 26, 1967, Despres was shot in the leg by two men in an alley. Characteristic of his political beliefs, he refused to blame the assailants and instead blamed poor social conditions. [4]

In his final years Despres lived in Hyde Park and remained active in civic life.[2] In 2005, he received the Benton Medal from the University of Chicago.[2] Up until his death, Despres still maintained an office at the Chicago firm of Despres, Schwartz, and Geoghegan, managed by longtime colleague Chicago labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan.[3]

Life & work[edit]

Despres spoke five languages, served as Chicago City Council Parliamentarian for eight years after 20 years of service to the city. Despres authored Challenging the Daley Machine, A Chicago Alderman's memoir.[3]

Death[edit]

Despres died of heart failure in his Hyde Park home on May 6, 2009 at the age of 101.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leon Despres, Chicago alderman and civil rights activist with University ties, dead at 101". Chicago Maroon. May 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-01-27. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Education". The University of Chicago Chronicle. October 2005. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  3. ^ a b c d Wilgoren, Jodi (2005-05-31). "City Council". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  4. ^ Fine, Hannah. "Leon Despres, Chicago alderman and civil rights activist with University ties, dead at 101". The Chicago Maroon. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "City Council". Chicago Breaking News. May 2009. 

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