Lawrence DiCara

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Lawrence S. DiCara
Born 1949 (age 68–69) [1]
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Residence Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality USA
Alma mater 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

Lawrence "Larry" S. DiCara (born in Dorchester, Boston[2]) is an American attorney and author.

Early life and education[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

DiCara was a candidate for Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts in 1978. He finished second in the Democratic Primary behind incumbent Robert Q. Crane.[5]

In 1983 he was a candidate for Mayor of Boston. He finished in fourth place with 9.09% of the vote.[6]

In 1992 DiCara was an unsuccessful candidate for Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party.[4]

In addition to practicing law, DiCara has also taught at Harvard University, Boston University, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.[3] 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[edit]


  1. ^ Cf. Library of Congress catalog
  2. ^ Vennochi, Joan (September 28, 1983). "DiCara: A Sense of Destiny to his Quest". Boston Globe. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Lawrence S. DiCara". Nixon Peabody. Nixon Peabody LLP. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "DiCara won't throw his hat into the ring". Boston Globe. March 26, 1993. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Massachusetts Election Statistics 1978. 
  6. ^ nualreportofbo1983bost#page/28/mode/2up Annual Report of the Election Department Check |url= value (help). 1984. p. 28. 
Preceded by
Joseph M. Tierney
President of the Boston City Council
Succeeded by
Joseph M. Tierney