Rahm Emanuel won’t be the first Chicago mayor with connections to the White House. Richard M. Daley is a political ally of both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Daley's was a good friend of John F. Kennedy’s. And Richard J. Daley also had close ties with Lyndon Johnson.
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is now the longest-serving mayor the city has ever had. He passed his father, Richard J. Daley.The elder Daley died while in office in December, 1976 after serving as mayor for 21 years and 8 months.