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George M. Shippy

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George M. Shippy

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
13 Apr 1913 (aged 56)
Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA GPS-Latitude: 41.7678591, Longitude: -87.5993046
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Son of Richard N. Shippy and Mary E. Smith. Husband of Sadie L. Randall. Father of Georgietta and Harry Shippy.

Appointed Chief of Police for the City of Chicago in 1907.

In March, 1908, Lazarus Averbuch, an alleged anarchist was shot and killed inside Chief Shippy's home in an attempt to assassinate the police chief. Shippy, his driver, and his son were wounded during the incident.

In the summer of 1909, Chief Shippy resigned his position due to health reasons.

A few months before his death, Shippy was committed to an insane asylum in Kankakee for "softening of the brain" which would more than likely have been diagnosed as Alzheimer's Disease in today's medical world.
Son of Richard N. Shippy and Mary E. Smith. Husband of Sadie L. Randall. Father of Georgietta and Harry Shippy.

Appointed Chief of Police for the City of Chicago in 1907.

In March, 1908, Lazarus Averbuch, an alleged anarchist was shot and killed inside Chief Shippy's home in an attempt to assassinate the police chief. Shippy, his driver, and his son were wounded during the incident.

In the summer of 1909, Chief Shippy resigned his position due to health reasons.

A few months before his death, Shippy was committed to an insane asylum in Kankakee for "softening of the brain" which would more than likely have been diagnosed as Alzheimer's Disease in today's medical world.

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Photo credit: DN-0006073, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum



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