Eugene Sawyer (September 3, 1934 – January 19, 2008) was an American businessman and politician. He was the Mayor of Chicago from 1987 to 1989. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was the second African American to be mayor of Chicago.
|53rd Mayor of Chicago|
December 2, 1987 – April 24, 1989
|Preceded by||David Duvall Orr|
|Succeeded by||Richard M. Daley|
|Born||September 3, 1934|
|Died||January 19, 2008 (aged 73)|
|Resting place||Oak Woods Cemetery Chicago, Illinois|
|Alma mater||Alabama State University|
Sawyer was born on September 3, 1934 in Greensboro, Alabama. He studied at Alabama State University. Sawyer never married and has no children. Sawyer died on January 19, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois from a stroke, aged 73.
- "Former Mayor Eugene Sawyer Dies", Chicago Tribune, 2008-01-20