Albert Cole (Massachusetts)

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Albert Cole
42nd Mayor of
Lynn, Massachusetts
In office
Preceded by Arthur J. Frawley
Succeeded by Stuart A. Tarr
40th Mayor of
Lynn, Massachusetts
In office
Preceded by J. Fred Manning
Succeeded by Arthur J. Frawley
Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the 1st Essex District
In office
Preceded by William F. Shanahan
Succeeded by Charles V. Hogan
Personal details
Born December 28, 1904
Lynn, Massachusetts [1]
Died November 1966 (aged 61)
Political party Republican[1][2]
Occupation Lawyer, Politician [1]

Albert Cole (December 28, 1904 – November 1966) was a Massachusetts politician who served in the Massachusetts State Senate and as the 40th and 42nd Mayors of Lynn, Massachusetts.

Cole was a Lynn Councillor-at-large from 1932 to 1935 and a member of the Massachusetts Senate from the 1st Essex Senatorial District from 1935 to 1940.[1] Cole was elected Mayor of Lynn in 1939. He stepped down in 1943 to serve with the United States Army in World War II, he was succeeded in the last six months of his term by Councilor-at-large Arthur J. Frawley.[3][4] He was elected Mayor again in 1945 while still serving in the Pacific. During his second tenure as Mayor, Cole arranged for the construction of Lynn Memorial City Hall and Auditorium. He did not run for reelection in 1947 and instead supported the campaign of city councilor Stuart A. Tarr.[5]

Cole was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1946, but lost the Republican nomination to Arthur W. Coolidge.[2]

In 1953, Cole was nominated by President Dwight Eisenhower for the position of Controller of Customs in Boston.


  1. ^ a b c d e Public officials of Massachusetts 1935-1936. Richard T. Howard and The Causeway Print. 
  2. ^ a b D. Harold Oliver. "Sigler Leads for Governor in Michigan". St. Petersburg Times. 
  3. ^ "LYNN CITY MAYOR LIST". Archived from the original on 11 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  4. ^ Daily Evening Item (July 3, 1961), Wall Takes Oath As Mayor Pledges Aid To Citizens Succeeds Costin In City Hall Rite, Lynn, MA: The Lynn Daily Evening Item 
  5. ^
Political offices
Preceded by
J. Fred Manning
Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Frawley
Preceded by
Arthur J. Frawley
Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Stuart A. Tarr