Thomas E. Keane

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Thomas E. Keane (1906 - 1996) was alderman of the 31st Ward of the City of Chicago. The son of alderman Thomas P. Keane and a member of the Democratic Party, he took his father's seat in the Chicago City Council in 1945, and represented part of the city's Northwest Side. Keane was once considered the second-most powerful politician in the city, exceeded only by his close personal ally Mayor Richard J. Daley.[1] Keane's political career ended in 1974 with a federal conviction on mail-fraud and conspiracy charges related to real estate deals.[2]