David Duvall Orr

American politician

David Duvall Orr (born October 4, 1944) is an American Democratic politician from Chicago, Illinois. He was the mayor of Chicago from November 25, 1987 through December 2, 1987. He became the mayor after the death of Harold Washington.[1]

David Duvall Orr
52nd Mayor of Chicago
In office
November 25, 1987 – December 2, 1987 (serving pro tem after the sudden death of Harold Washington)
Preceded byHarold Washington
Succeeded byEugene Sawyer
Personal details
Born (1944-10-04) October 4, 1944 (age 79)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Loretta Lim
ChildrenJeffrey, Michael, Arturo, and Elena.
ResidenceChicago, Illinois

Orr was born on October 4, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois. He was married to Loretta Lim. They had four children. Orr now lives in Chicago, Illinois.


  1. "Chicago Mourns Mayor Washington, Council Picks New Mayor Next Week", Chicago Tribune, p. 1, 1987-11-27