|Lawrence S. DiCara|
1949 (age 68–69) |
|Residence||Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts|
Harvard College (B.A.)|
Suffolk University Law School (J.D.)
John F. Kennedy School of Government (M.P.A)
|Occupation||politician, lawyer, author|
|Known for||Boston politician, Author|
Early life and education
He was born in Dorchester, a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, and is a graduate of the Boston Latin School. He has degrees from University of Massachusetts, LL.D., (Hon.); Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, M.P.A.; Suffolk University Law School, J.D.; and Harvard College, A.B., cum laude. In 1966, DiCara attended Massachusetts Boys State and was elected to represent Massachusetts at American Legion Boys Nation.
From 1972 to 1981, DiCara was a member of the Boston City Council. In 1978, he was the Council President. When he took office at the age of 22, he became the youngest person to ever serve on the Boston City Council.
In addition to practicing law, DiCara has also taught at Harvard University, Boston University, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has served as president or chairman of a number of charitable and civic organizations and has received numerous awards and recognitions.
He resides in Boston, MA
Selected publications and works
- DiCara (with Chris Black) Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir from the Busing Era published August 15, 2013 by Hamilton Books. ISBN 0-761-86182-3. Chris Black is listed as contributor. The author describes how he was affected personally and politically by the 1970s federally mandated policy that required Boston public school students to be reassigned to schools around the city in order to achieve racial integration.
- DiCara (with James D Sutherland) has contributed several columns to Commonwealth Magazine analyzing the Boston mayoral election, 2013 and electoral shifts occurring in the city.
- DiCara (with Charles P. Kindregan) Public education in Greater Boston : does America’s commitment to equality and integration stop at the city line?, Boston : Legal-Medical Studies, inc., 1977
- Cf. Library of Congress catalog
- Vennochi, Joan (September 28, 1983). "DiCara: A Sense of Destiny to his Quest". Boston Globe. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
- "Lawrence S. DiCara". Nixon Peabody. Nixon Peabody LLP. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
- "DiCara won't throw his hat into the ring". Boston Globe. March 26, 1993. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
- Massachusetts Election Statistics 1978.
- nualreportofbo1983bost#page/28/mode/2up Annual Report of the Election Department Check
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Joseph M. Tierney
| President of the Boston City Council
Joseph M. Tierney