A. Joseph DeNucci

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A. Joseph DeNucci
24th Massachusetts Auditor
In office
1987–2011
Preceded by John J. Finnegan
Succeeded by Suzanne Bump
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 10th Middlesex[1] district
In office
1979[1] – 1986[2]
Preceded by Eleanor M. Campobasso
Succeeded by Anthony Mandile
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 16th Middlesex[3] district
In office
1977[3] – 1979[3]
Preceded by Ed Markey
Succeeded by Bruce N. Freeman
Personal details
Born (1939-08-30) August 30, 1939 (age 75)[1]
Newton, Massachusetts[1]
Nationality American
Political party Democratic[1]
Alma mater Boston University[2]
Website www.joedenucci.com

A. Joseph "Joe" DeNucci (born August 30, 1939)[4] is a former middle-weight boxer and former Auditor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Early Life and career[edit]

At 10 years old, he started working in a bowling alley as a pin boy, someone who picks up the pins and racks them. Still in high school, DeNucci started his boxing career at 16 years of age by winning the Golden Gloves Championship.[5]

A boxer in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, DeNucci lost the championship versus Emile Griffith twice. However, he still holds the record for the most fights ever in the Boston Garden.

Political career[edit]

DeNucci served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for ten years, where he was chairman of the Human Services Committee. DeNucci then served as the Auditor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1987 to 2011.[5] DeNucci was the longest-serving Auditor in Massachusetts history. He decided not to seek re-election in 2010.

Personal[edit]

DeNucci has five children and fourteen grandchildren, and is married to Barbara DeNucci. He is a member of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e O'Neill, Edward B. (1979), 1979-1980 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, p. 129. 
  2. ^ a b O'Neill, Edward B. (1989), 1989-1990 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, p. 28. 
  3. ^ a b c O'Neill, Edward B. (1977), 1977-1978 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, p. 138. 
  4. ^ James V. Horrigan. "Boston Uncommon/5 Things You Don’t know about A. Joseph DeNucci – 06/20/2004". Boston Globe Magazine. Archived from the original on 2006-09-22. Retrieved 2006-09-20. 
  5. ^ a b "A. Joseph DeNucci". Joe DeNucci State Auditor. Retrieved 2006-09-20. [dead link]