Joseph M. Tierney

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Joseph M. Tierney (died December 13, 2009 in Hyde Park, Boston) was an American politician who served as a member of the Boston City Council from 1972 to 1987. He was the President of the City Council in 1977, 1979 and 1983-1985. He was a candidate for Mayor of Boston in 1987, losing to incumbent Raymond Flynn 67–33%.[1]

His daughter is the actress Maura Tierney.


  1. ^ Marquard, Bryan (December 14, 2009). "Joseph Tierney, led Boston's City Council, at 68". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
Preceded by
Louise Day Hicks
Lawrence DiCara
President of the Boston City Council
Succeeded by
Lawrence DiCara
Christopher A. Iannella