|City Manager of Cambridge, Massachusetts|
|Preceded by||John J. Curry|
|Succeeded by||James Sullivan|
|Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts|
|Preceded by||Edward Crane|
|Succeeded by||John J. Foley|
|Born||December 10, 1908|
|Died||May 18, 1983(aged 74)|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Spouse(s)||Angela Ferraro (?–1974; her death)
Alice O'Regan (?–1978; his death)
|Alma mater||Harvard University
Boston University School of Law
DeGuglielmo was born and raised in Cambridge. He graduated from Harvard University in 1929 and Boston University School of Law in 1933. He was a member of the Alpha Phi Delta fraternity and was its national president. During World War II he served in the United States Army.
Public service career
DeGuglielmo began his public career in 1938 as assistant city solicitor of Cambridge. From 1945 to 1963 he was a member of the Cambridge City Council. From 1952 to 1954 he was mayor of Cambridge, an office that is appointed by the City Council. As mayor he was also chairman ex- officio of the School Committee. He later served as city manager from 1967 to 1968.
In 1957, DeGuglielmo was appointed an assistant district attorney of Middlesex County.
Other political activities
DeGuglielmo was married twice. His first wife, Angela Ferraro, died in 1974. He remained married to his second wife, Alice O'Regan, until his death in 1978.
- "Judge Joseph A. DeGuglielmo; Was Cambridge Mayor, Manager". Boston Globe. May 19, 1983.
- Porter, Bill (May 27, 2010). "A comic gets his diploma . . .". Boston Globe.