John J. Buckley

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For the Massachusetts politician who served as Middlesex County Sheriff, see John J. Buckley (sheriff)
John Joseph Buckley
Mayor of Lawrence, Massachusetts[1]
In office
January 1984[1] – January 2, 1986
Preceded by Lawrence P. LeFebre
Succeeded by Kevin J. Sullivan
In office
1972[1] – 1978[1]
Preceded by Daniel P. Kiley, Jr.
Succeeded by Lawrence P. LeFebre
In office
Preceded by James P. Meehan
Succeeded by Daniel P. Kiley, Jr.
Massachusetts Governor's Council[2]
5th Council District[2]
In office
1961[2] – 1965[2]
Preceded by Augustus Means
Succeeded by Thomas J. Lane
Personal details
Born July 5, 1916[2]
Lawrence, Massachusetts[2]
Died February 3, 1997[3][4]
Resting place Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence, Massachusetts[3]
Nationality American
Political party Democratic[2]
Children John J. Buckley, Jr.; Michael V. Buckley; Brian F. Buckley; and Patrick M. Buckley.[3]
Alma mater Georgetown
Military service
Service/branch United States Army[3]
Rank Major[3]
Battles/wars World War II[3]

John Joseph Buckley (July 5, 1916 – February 3, 1997) was an American politician who served on the Massachusetts Governor's Council[2] and as the Mayor of Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts in 1964.


  1. ^ a b c d Pokorny, Brad (January 3, 1984), "Buckley Returns as Lawrence's Mayor With Promise to Bring Aid to the City", Boston Globe, Boston, Mass, p. 1. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Chadwick, Thomas A. (1963), 1963–1964 Public officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, p. 26. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f The Boston Globe (February 5, 1997), "John J. Buckley, at 80; served as Lawrence mayor for 22 years", Globe Newspaper Company, Boston, Mass, p. B7. 
  4. ^ Heaney, Joe (February 4, 1997), "John J. Buckley, 80, was Lawrence mayor", Boston Herald Inc., Boston, Mass, p. 41. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Member of the Massachusetts Governor's Council
5th Council District

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mayor of Lawrence, Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Lawrence P. LeFebre
Preceded by
Lawrence P. LeFebre
Mayor of Lawrence, Massachusetts
January 1984 – January 1986
Succeeded by
Kevin J Sullivan