John E. Kerrigan

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John E. Kerrigan
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2nd Acting Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
In office
Preceded by Maurice J. Tobin
Succeeded by James Michael Curley
Personal details
Born October 1, 1908
Boston, Massachusetts
Died May 2, 1987(1987-05-02) (aged 78)
Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Political party Democratic

John E. Kerrigan (October 1, 1908 – May 2, 1987)> was the acting Mayor of Boston in 1945 when Maurice J. Tobin was elected governor. Kerrigan was later given full mayoral powers by the Legislature but was defeated in the mayoral race later that year by James Michael Curley.


He was born on October 1, 1908. Kerrigan began serving on the Boston City Council in 1933. Kerrigan retired from the Council in 1973—having served 15 terms. Kerrigan also served in the State Senate. He died on May 2, 1987 of cardiac arrest at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He had never married.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "John Kerrigan, Former President Of The Boston City Council, At 80. Boston Globe". The Boston Globe. May 3, 1987. 
  2. ^ "John E. Kerrigan Dies. Former Boston Official". The New York Times. Associated Press. May 4, 1987. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Maurice Tobin
Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts (acting)
Succeeded by
James Michael Curley