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Daley Death #486688

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 20, 1976
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(Studio) Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley dies today, at age 74, of heart attack.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) Daley dies in doctor's office, where he had gone for routine visit; death is surprise. [Daley spokesperson Frank SULLIVAN - says mayor's doctor, Thomas Coogan, and doctors from Northwestern Memorial Hospital and paramedics worked to save life. Mrs. Daley and all 7 children with him when he died.] Now questions arise with regard to who'll take Daley's positions as mayor and Cooke Cnty. Democrat chairperson Mayor's job will go to president pro-tem of city cncl., Wilson Frost; Frost's background noted. He'll be acting mayor up to 6 mos. until special election held. Chairperson's job not so clearly outlined. Daley's political background noted. This summer, Daley talked with regard to life to group of Democrat precinct workers; [DALEY - says he told parents he'd do best he could and says he will as long as he lives.] Funeral arrangements incomplete.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson

(Studio) In Chicago, people will remember Daley for long time.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Jackson, Mike

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