Jane Byrne — American Politician born on May 24, 1934, died on November 14, 2014

Jane Margaret Byrne was an American politician who was the 50th Mayor of Chicago from April 16, 1979 to April 29, 1983. She was the first and only female mayor of Chicago, the second largest city in the United States at the time, and the largest U.S. city to have had a female mayor as of 2014. Byrne first entered politics to volunteer in John F. Kennedy's campaign for president in 1960. During that campaign she first met Mayor Richard J. Daley... (wikipedia)

I am here before you tonight to dedicate this administration to bringing a new renaissance of neighborhood life and community spirit, a renewal of confidence in the future of our city and a revival of opportunity for all Chicago.
If we are to succeed, we must recognize that the community redevelopment is not solely the rehabilitation of housing, or putting a mall in the business strips.
Our universities and museums are respected around the country.
Tonight - by taking this solemn oath - I am no longer a private citizen but the Mayor of the City of Chicago.
I am a Democrat. I have been one all of my life.