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  • Frank J. Corr served as acting mayor of Chicago, Illinois in 1933, following the assassination of Anton Cermak. Corr was a Democrat. Corr was born in Brooklyn, NY, but his family moved to Chicago in 1890, when he was thirteen years old. A graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, he first entered politics in 1902 as assistant corporate council for Chicago. Although he briefly left that position to become a law partner to Judge Walter T. Stanton, he returned to the political post during the administration of Mayor William Dever. During this time, he became active in ward politics and, in 1931, was elected alderman of Chicago's 17th Ward. Corr was in his second term as alderman when Cermak was assassinated in March 1933. The city council elected Corr to serve as Acting Mayor until the state General Assembly authorized the city council to appoint a permanent replacement for Cermak. The special election was won by Edward Kelly. During Corr's brief administration, his bodyguards killed a nineteen-year-old burglar when they heard a commotion at a hotel near Corr's house.

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