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Samuel Ettelson

  • Before Rahm: The actual first Jew at Chicago’s municipal helm

    With today being Rahm Emanuel’s first day on the job as mayor of Chicago, news media have labelled him the first Jewish mayor of Chicago. While the distinction of being first elected Jewish mayor of Chicago may still belong to him, the first acting Jewish mayor of Chicago was Samuel Adams Ettelson:     Jewish Attorney Chicago’s… More ▸