John H. Corcoran
|John Hubert Corcoran, Jr.|
|Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts|
1942 – December 28, 1945
|Preceded by||Francis C. Sennott|
|Succeeded by||John D. Lynch|
|Member of the
|Born||January 15, 1897|
|Died||December 28, 1945
|Alma mater||Harvard, A.B., 1918;
Harvard Business School MBA, 1920
United States Army
|Years of service||April 23, 1918–December 11, 1918|
|Rank||Private, Corporal, Lieutenant|
|Commands||Fort McKinley, Portland Maine
33rd Coast Artillery, Camp Abraham; Eustis, Virginia
|Battles/wars||World War I
Corcoran's father, John Hubert Corcoran, Sr. was a member and President of the Cambridge Common Council and the Cambridge Board of Aldermen.
Corcoran was born on January 15, 1897 to John Hubert Corcoran, Sr. and Ann M. (Ford) Corcoran.
Corcoran attended Harvard College, he graduated with an A.B. in 1918. Corcoran received an MBA from Harvard in June 1920. Corcoan wrote his graduate theses on the Departmental Layout of the Proposed store of a Coöperative Society.
World War I military service
On April 23, 1918 Corcoran enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Coast Artillery, he was assigned to Fort Strong in Boston Harbor. Corcoran was promoted to Corporal on June 20, 1918. On July 4, 1918 Corcoran was assigned to the Coast Artillery Officers Training Camp, Fort Monroe, Virginia and promoted to Lieutenant. Corcoran was later transferred to Fort McKinley, Portland, Maine and the *33rd Coast Artillery, Camp Abraham Eustis, Virginia, he was discharged on December 11, 1918.
Mayor of Cambridge
Cambridge voters changed the city government from a strong mayor to a Plan E (City Council-City Manager) form of government, with Cambridge having a ceremonial mayor. Corcoran, a member of the Cambridge City Council in 1942 was chosen by his fellow councilors to be City's Ceremonial Mayor.
Candidate for U.S. Senate
In 1944 Massachusetts held a special election to fill the Senate seat formerly held by Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.. Lodge had resigned from the Senate to join the Army. Corcoran was the Democratic nominee, he lost the election to Leverett Saltonstall by more than 400,000 votes.
- Hartford Courant (December 29, 1945), Obituary No. 2, Hartford, CT: The Hartford Courant, p. 4.
- Mead, Frederick Sumner (1921), Harvard's Military Record in the World War, Boston, MA: The Harvard Alumni Association, p. 216.
- Cutter, William Richard (1908), Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts; Volume IV, New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, p. 1977.
- Harvard University (1921), Official Register of Harvard University Vol. XVIII March 3, 1921 No. 7; Reports of the President and Treasurer of Harvard College 1919-1920, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, p. 131.
- The New York Times (August 28, 1944), HOST OF CHANGES IN SENATE CERTAIN; At Least 10 Incumbents, and Perhaps 12, Will Not Be Up for Re-election, New York, NY: The New York Times, p. 24.
- The New York Times (November 9, 1944), Summary of the Election Results in the States; WINS SEAT IN SENATE, New York, NY: The New York Times, p. 16.
John D. Lynch
|Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts
William F. Brooks
|Party political offices|
Joseph E. Casey
|Democratic Party nominee for United States Senator from Massachusetts
John I. Fitzgerald