James E. Rich

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James E. Rich
Mayor of
Lynn, Massachusetts[1]
In office
1909[1] – 1910[1]
Preceded by Thomas F. Porter[1]
Succeeded by William P. Connery, Sr.
Personal details
Born December 22, 1869
Died October 20, 1961(1961-10-20) (aged 91)[2]
Political party Democrat[3]
Occupation Foreman of a car barn of the Boston & Northern Street Railway.[3][4]

James Ellis Rich (December 22, 1869 – October 20, 1961) was a Massachusetts politician who served as the 33rd Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts.

Before he was elected Mayor Rich was a motorman[4] and later foreman of a car barn of the Boston & Northern Street Railway.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Arrington, Benjamin F. (1922), Municipal history of Essex County in Massachusetts, New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company., p. 402. 
  2. ^ Mention of James E. Rich's death
  3. ^ a b c Christian Science Monitor (February 2, 1909), Plain Talk By Lynn's New Mayor James E. Rich Says He Will Enforce the Law and Denies That There Will Be a"Wide Open" Town. AFTER THE POLICE PLAIN TALK BY MAYOR OF LYNN, Boston, MA: The Christian Science Monitor, p. 1 
  4. ^ a b Boston Daily Globe (December 13, 1908), IF YOU KNEW JIMMY RICH"- The Fascinating Personality of the Mayor-Elect of Lynn, Who Has Risen from the Positions of Motorman and Foreman of a Car Barn to the Chief Magistracy of a Large City., Boston, MA: The Boston Daily Globe, p. 50 
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas F. Porter
Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts
Succeeded by
William P. Connery, Sr.