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Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel
Personal data
Date of birthNovember 29, 1959(age 54)
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, United States
Political partyDemocratic Party
SpouseAmy Rule
Children1 son
2 daughters
Alma materSarah Lawrence College
Northwestern University
ReligionJudaism
55th Mayor of Chicago
Assumed officeMay 16, 2011
Preceded byRichard Daley
23rd White House Chief of Staff
In officeJanuary 20, 2009 - October 1, 2010
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyMona Sutphen
Jim Messina
Succeeded byPete Rouse (Acting)
Preceded byJoshua Bolten
Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus
In officeJanuary 3, 2007 - January 3, 2009
Succeeded byJohn Larson
Preceded byJim Clyburn
Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
In officeJanuary 3, 2005 - January 3, 2007
Succeeded byChris Van Hollen
Preceded byBob Matsui
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 5th district
In officeJanuary 3, 2003 - January 3, 2009
Succeeded byMike Quigley
Preceded byRod Blagojevich
Senior Advisor to the President
for Policy and Strategy
In office1993 - 1998
PresidentBill Clinton

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Rahm Israel Emanuel (-enˈrɑːmpron; born November 29, 1959) is an American politician and the 55th and current Mayor of Chicago. He was formerly White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. He served as senior advisor to President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1998 and as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing , from 2003 until his resignation in 2009 to take up his position in the Obama Administration.

Emanuel was chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee during the 2006 mid-term elections and remained a top strategist for House Democrats during the 2008 cycle. After Democrats regained control of the House in 2006, Emanuel was elected chairman of the Democratic Caucus. This made him the fourth-ranking House Democrat, behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn.

Two days after Obama's election victory, Emanuel was announced as Obama's designee for White House Chief of Staff. He resigned from the House on January 2, 2009, and began his duties as Chief of Staff on January 20, 2009, the day of Obama's inauguration.

Emanuel resigned as Chief of Staff effective October 1, 2010, in order to pursue a campaign to run for Mayor of Chicago pending the announced retirement of six term incumbent Richard M. Daley. On January 27, 2011, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed a lower court's ruling that had cast doubt on Emanuel's candidacy; the court unanimously held that Emanuel did not abandon his Chicago residency by serving in the White House, thus affirming his eligibility to run for mayor. He won the Mayoral election on February 22, 2011, with 55% of the vote. President Obama appointed William M. Daley, the brother of Emanuel's predecessor as mayor, as Chief of Staff to replace Emanuel.

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Emanuel may seek to cut some council committees - Chicago Tribune Tweet this news
Chicago Tribune---Rahm Emanuel- has been talking to aldermen about consolidating some Chicago City Council committees and eliminating others, an aldermanic ally of the incoming mayor said Saturday. ... - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 23:39:16 GMT+00:00
In Emanuel's Team, a Mirror of the Man - New York Times Tweet this news
New York Times--It's no surprise that among -Rahm Emanuel's- early cabinet picks is at least one former Fortune 500 chief executive. After all, Mr. Emanuel may be a street-fighting former congressman from the rough-and-tumble Fifth District, but - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 23:36:25 GMT+00:00
Emanuel's pick to head CPS faces civil rights lawsuit - ABC7Chicago.com Tweet this news
ABC7Chicago.com--April 21, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- The ABC7 I-Team has found new legal troubles for Mayor-elect -Rahm Emanuel's- designated school superintendent. In this Intelligence Report: Within the past year, the US Equal Employment Opportunity - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 23:14:10 GMT+00:00
Rahm Emanuel, Ed Burke make peace - Chicago Sun-Times Tweet this news
Chicago Sun-Times--Translation: Word is Mayor-elect -Rahm Emanuel- and Ald. Ed Burke, the City Council's dean, have had several peaceful and productive sit-downs which included a private confab that lasted several hours at the home of Ald. Pat O&ap - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 02:06:47 GMT+00:00
Emanuel budget team heavy on corporate executives - Chicago Tribune Tweet this news
Chicago Tribune--Mayor-elect -Rahm Emanuel- unveiled a budget team Wednesday stacked with corporate executives, including a deputy mayor who will be paid $1 a year. Mark Angelson will hold the title of deputy mayor and serve as chairman of the newly creat - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 02:39:35 GMT+00:00
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MyFox Chicago--Chicago - Mayor-Elect -Rahm Emanuel- said he wants to fight crime with a comprehensive approach that includes after-school programs and gun control measures. Emanuel made the comments Wednesday while appearing at a Chicago Tribune-sponsored - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 14:15:41 GMT+00:00
Editorial: For students' sake, get on the same page - Chicago Sun-Times Tweet this news
Chicago Sun-Times--No one in this city should be confused about where Mayor-elect -Rahm Emanuel- wants to take the Chicago Public Schools. It's written in the reform-minded backgrounds of the schools team Emanuel announced Monday, led by CEO Jean-Cla - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 01:14:21 GMT+00:00
What the members of Rahm Emanuel's schools team bring to the table - Chicago Sun-Times Tweet this news
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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Rod Blagojevich
Member of the House of Representatives
from Illinois's 5th congressional district
2003 - 2009
Succeeded by
Mike Quigley
Party political offices
Preceded by
Bob Matsui
Chairman of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
2005 - 2007
Succeeded by
Chris Van Hollen
Preceded by
Jim Clyburn
Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus
2007 - 2009
Succeeded by
John Larson
Political offices
Preceded by
Joshua Bolten
White House Chief of Staff
2009 - 2010
Succeeded by
Pete Rouse
Acting
Preceded by
Richard Daley
Mayor of Chicago
2011 - present
Incumbent

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