Rahm Emanuel Fast FactsBy CNN LibraryUpdated 2:34 PM ET, Tue November 11, 2014Here's an in-depth look at Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's life.Personal:Birth date: November 29, 1959Birth place: Chicago, IllinoisBirth name: Rahm Israel EmanuelFather: Benjamin Emanuel, a pediatricianMother: Martha (Smulevitz) Emanuel, a psychiatric social workerMarriage: Amy Rule (1994-present)Children: Leah, 2000; Ilana, 1998; Zach, 1997Education: Sarah Lawrence College, B.A., Liberal Arts, 1981; Northwestern University, M.A. Speech and Communication, 1985Religion: JewishOther Facts:Emanuel's father is Israeli, and his mother is American. Emanuel worked at Arby's during high school. Part of his finger had to be amputated after a cut from a meat slicer became severely infected. Took ballet in high school and received a scholarship to study dance at the Joffrey Ballet School, attended Sarah Lawrence instead.Maintained dual American-Israeli citizenship until the age of 18.Is sometimes called "Rahmbo" by news outlets such as the Economist and Salon for his tough, no-nonsense approach to politics and fundraising. Timeline:1980 - Works as a fundraiser on David Robinson's congressional campaign for Illinois' 20th district, in Chicago.1984 - Works on Paul Simon's campaign for U.S. Senate.1988 - Serves as national campaign director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.1989 - Chief fundraiser and senior adviser for Richard M. Daley's campaign for mayor of Chicago.1991-1992 - Serves as national finance director for the Clinton/Gore campaign.1993-1998 - Serves as a senior adviser to President Clinton, including roles as deputy director of communications, executive assistant, senior adviser on policy and strategy and senior adviser on political affairs. 1999-2002 - Managing director of investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in Chicago. February 2000-May 2001 - Member of the Freddie Mac board of directors. November 5, 2002 - Wins election to the U.S. House of Representatives for Illinois' 5th District; is reelected in 2004, 2006, and 2008. November 5, 2008 - Is named White House chief of staff for President-elect Barack Obama.December 29, 2008 - Announces he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives. January 20, 2009-October 1, 2010 - Serves as White House chief of staff.October 1, 2010 - Resigns as White House chief of staff and moves back to Chicago.November 13, 2010 - Formally announces that he is running for mayor of Chicago.January 24, 2011 - An Illinois appellate court panel rules that Emanuel does not meet the residency standard to run for mayor. January 25, 2011 - The Illinois Supreme Court grants a stay on the appeals court ruling, and orders that any ballots printed include Emanuel's name while the case is pending.January 27, 2011 - The Illinois Supreme Court issues a ruling allowing Emanuel's name on the Chicago mayoral ballot.February 22, 2011 - With 55% of the vote, Emanuel is elected the 46th and first Jewish mayor of Chicago.May 16, 2011 - Is sworn in at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.February 5, 2013 - Reports for jury duty but is ultimately dismissed. He says he'll donate his $17 paycheck back to Cook County.More from usWill Jeb be Romney 2.0?NASA spacecraft nearing mysterious dwarf planet CeresWhy did Delta airplane skid off LaGuardia runway?