Joseph L. Hurley

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Joseph Leo Hurley
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court
In office
January 6, 1937[1] – April 29, 1956[2]
52nd Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 7, 1937
Governor James Michael Curley
Preceded by Gaspar G. Bacon
Succeeded by Francis E. Kelly
Mayor of
Fall River, Massachusetts[1]
In office
1933[1] – 1934[1]
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Tenth Bristol District[3]
In office
1925[1] – 1928[1]
Personal details
Born April 20, 1898[1][3]
Fall River, Massachusetts[1][3]
Died April 29, 1956[2] (aged 58)
Fall River, Massachusetts[2]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Celeste J. Tracy[1]
Alma mater Georgetown University[3] LL.B. 1920; LL.M. 1921[1]
Profession Attorney[1]
Military service
Service/branch United States Army[1]
Rank Private[1]
Battles/wars World War I[1]

Joseph Leo Hurley (April 20, 1898 – April 29, 1956) was an American Democratic politician who served as the 52nd Lieutenant Governor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1935 to 1937. Hurley was from Fall River, Massachusetts. He was of Irish descent.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Curtis, Georgina Pell (1947), The American Catholic Who's Who 1946 and 1947, Volume 7, Grosse Pointe, Mi: Walter Romig, p. 207. 
  2. ^ a b c Special to The New York Times (April 30, 1956), JOSEPH L. HURLEY, JURIST, DIES AT 58; Member of Superior Court of Massachusetts Formerly Was Lieutenant Governor, New York, N.Y.: The New York Times, p. Page 22. 
  3. ^ a b c d Howard, Richard T. (1927), Public officials of Massachusetts 1927-28, Boston, MA: The Boston Review, p. Page 202. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court
January 6, 1937 – April 29, 1956
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Gaspar G. Bacon
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
1935 – 1937
Succeeded by
Francis E. Kelly
Preceded by
Mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts
1933 –1934
Succeeded by
Alexander Clark Murray