Thomas Dyer

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Thomas Dyer
18th Mayor of Chicago
In office
Preceded by Levi Boone
Succeeded by John Wentworth
Personal details
Born (1805-01-13)January 13, 1805
Canton, Connecticut
Died June 6, 1862(1862-06-06) (aged 57)
Connecticut, United States
Political party Democratic
Residence Chicago, Illinois

Thomas Dyer (January 13, 1805 – June 6, 1862; buried in Connecticut) served as mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1856–1857) for the Democratic Party. He also served as the founding president of the Chicago Board of Trade.

He was a former meat-packing partner of former mayor John Putnam Chapin, who was one of Chicago's first meat packers. Chapin built a slaughterhouse on the South Branch of the Chicago River in 1844.[1]


  1. ^ Group, Genealogy Trails History. "The History of Chicago's Mayors - presented by Illinois Genealogy Trails". Retrieved 26 January 2018. 

External links

  • Inaugural Address
  • Biography of Mayor Dyer at Chicago Public Library site

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