M. Henry Wall
|Michael Henry Wall|
|46th Mayor of
July 3, 1961 – 1965
|Preceded by||Thomas P. Costin, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Irving E. Kane|
|President of the
1960 – July 3, 1961
|Died||December 25, 1970
|Resting place||St Mary’s Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Theresa V. Rich|
|Children||James Richard, Henry Joseph, Virginia Rita, Ralph Edward, and John Thomas|
Wall was born on Blossom Street, in Lynn's “Brickyard” section. In 1919 he married Theresa Rich, and he was a graduate of St. Mary’s Boys High School. Wall worked from 1917 to 1942 as a machinist for the General Electric Company.
Wall was the Treasurer and Asst. Business Manager of Local 201.
Public service career
Lynn City Council
Wall entered politics in 1938 and was elected as from Ward Five to the city council. and he served in that capacity from 1939 until 1953. In 1957 Wall was elected as an At Large city councilor and in 1961 he was re-elected. Wall was elected as President of the Lynn City Council.
Mayor of Lynn
In 1961 Mayor Thomas P. Costin, Jr. became the postmaster of Lynn, Costin officially resigned the mayor's office on July 3, 1961, and pursuant to the city charter, as president of the City Council, Wall succeeded Costin as mayor. 0n November 7, 1961, Wall was elected Mayor in his own right. Running unopposed, Wall was re-elected on November 5, 1963.
- Daily Evening Item (July 3, 1961), Wall Takes Oath As Mayor Pledges Aid To Citizens Succeeds Costin In City Hall Rite, Lynn, MA: The Lynn Daily Evening Item
- University of Michigan. Bureau of Industrial Relations (1960), The Michigan index to labor union periodicals, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan. Bureau of Industrial Relations, p. 88
- Daily Evening Item (November 8, 1961), Wall Elected Mayor By 6,316, Lynn, MA: The Lynn Daily Evening Item
- The Hartford Courant (December 26, 1970), Obituary, Hartford, Conn.: The Hartford Courant, p. 4.
- Daily Evening Item (December 26, 1970), Former Mayor Wall Stricken Dies at 71, Lynn, MA: The Lynn Daily Evening Item
- Daily Evening Item (November 6, 1963), Mayor Wall Elated, Vows Economy With Progress, Lynn, MA: The Lynn Daily Evening Item
Thomas P. Costin, Jr.
|Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts
July 3, 1961
Irving E. Kane
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