John E. Hurley

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John E. Hurley
Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts
In office
Preceded by Francis X. Hurley
Succeeded by Laurence Curtis
Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts
In office
Preceded by Laurence Curtis
Succeeded by Foster Furcolo
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Suffolk District
In office
Personal details
Born November 2, 1906
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Died September 22, 1992 (aged 85)
Milton, Massachusetts
Resting place Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Margaret M. Lee, d. February 12, 1986[1]
Children Janice L. Hurley, John E. Hurley, Jr.[2][3]
Alma mater Boston College[2]
Religion Roman Catholic

John E. Hurley (November 3, 1906 – September 22, 1992) was an American politician who served as a Massachusetts State Representative, and the Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts.

Early life and education[edit]

Hurley was born on Buttonwood Street in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester.[3] Hurley attended St. Margaret's Grammar School in Boston, he was a 1926 graduate of Boston College High School, and a 1930 graduate of Boston College.[2][3]


Hurley married Margaret M. Lee of Dorchester, Massachusetts.[1] The couple had two children: a daughter, Janice L. Hurley, and a son, John E. Hurley, Jr.[2][3]

Political career[edit]

Massachusetts House of Representatives[edit]

After his graduation from Boston College in 1930, Hurley ran for the Massachusetts House of Representatives. At the age of 21, Hurley was elected to represent Boston's Ward 16 in the legislature, serving from 1931 to 1935.[2][3]

Executive Secretary to Massachusetts Attorney General Paul Dever[edit]

When in 1934 fellow representative Paul Dever was elected Massachusetts Attorney General, Hurley became his executive secretary.[2][3]

Treasurer of Massachusetts[edit]

Hurley was elected Massachusetts Treasurer in 1944 and he served from 1945 to 1947.[3]

Hurley was again elected Treasurer in the 1948 election, and served from 1949 until his resignation in 1952.[3]

In 1952 Hurley had been running for reelection, but Governor Dever appointed Hurley clerk of the Boston Municipal Court. Hurley resigned as State Treasurer and Governor Dever then appointed Foster Furcolo to the office. Hurley served as clerk of the Boston Municipal Court until he retired in 1976.[2][3]

Death and burial[edit]

After a brief illness Hurley died in Milton Hospital, Milton, Massachusetts and was interred in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury, Massachusetts.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Margaret Hurley, 77 Active in Boston Clubs, Boston, MA: The Boston Globe, February 15, 1986  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h John E. Hurley, 85, former state treasurer, Boston, MA: The Boston Herald, September 25, 1992, p. 52.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j John Hurley, was state treasurer, municipal court clerk; at age 85, Boston, MA: The Boston Globe, September 26, 1992, p. 17.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
Political offices
Preceded by
Francis X. Hurley
Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Laurence Curtis
Preceded by
Laurence Curtis
Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Foster Furcolo