New User Account. Email: Password:. Richard F.
Note: This is just one of 1, family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption. These groupings — even the names of the groupings, and the areas of main activity — are the result of a computer algorithm working with the data I have, not the choices of any historian or genealogist.
Archives RSS. Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe. Nothing was more important to them than sabotaging the administration of the new black mayor, Harold Washington.
Chicago Ald. The resignation of year-old Mell, one of the City Council's most veteran members, after nearly four decades is effective July 24according to NBC Chicago. Mell's daughter, state Rep.
What started out as a Civil war in Syria is now much more complicated than just that; the Syrian conflict is reshaping politics as far away as Europe, and the United States. Some civil wars stay civil; they are born, and die, as conflicts between groups of the same country. This is becoming more the case in modern times because of the ease by which ideology and people travel around the globe.
Richard F. A Democrathe served on the Chicago City Council from tohe retired in and was succeeded by Deb Mellhis daughter. Mell was born and raised in MuskegonMichigan.
Richard F. A Democrathe served on the Chicago City Council from to He retired in and was succeeded by Deb Mellhis daughter.
Long before the Feds cuffed Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the politician—known for his carefully cultivated black mane, and, more recently, for his foul mouth—had another vocal critic: his father-in-law. It was Richard Mell, a powerful Chicago alderman, who introduced his daughter, Patti, to the young, ambitious lawyer at a fundraiser in the early '80s. Mell would orchestrate the young man's rise to the state legislature, the United States Congress and the governor's office.
Chicago political legends have always been part chess master, part dynasty builder, part street muscle and part colorful scamp, qualities that perfectly define the storied career of Dick Mellwho on Wednesday announced his retirement after nearly four decades as 33rd Ward alderman. The year-old Mell will most famously be remembered for making the political career of his son-in-law, Rod Blagojevichand then openly regretting it years before federal juries convicted the former governor of corruption. There's the photo of him standing on a desk, screaming for recognition at a raucous City Council meeting after the death of Mayor Harold Washington, the city's first black mayor.
As many of you have seen here with the Blagojevich indictment, the Chicago political scene is a tangled web of back scratching, greased palms and Machiavellian maneuvers and counter maneuvers. Blago is just another in a long line of corrupt politicians emanating from the tenaciously held patronage leaden system that is the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois. Well, the story of the rise if you want to call it that and fall of one Mr. Rod Blagojevich must start out with his political and patronage mentor.