Thomas J. Boynton (politician)

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Thomas J. Boynton
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United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts
In office
1917–1920
Preceded by George Weston Anderson
Succeeded by Daniel J. Gallagher
Massachusetts Attorney General
In office
1914–1915
Preceded by James M. Swift
Succeeded by Henry Converse Atwill
Majority 8,102[1]
Delegate to the 1917 Massachusetts Constitutional Convention[2][3]
In office
June 6, 1917[2] – April 6, 1918[4]
Mayor of
Everett, Massachusetts
In office
1903[5] – 1904[5]
Preceded by Charles Bruce[5]
Succeeded by H. Heustis Newton[5]
In office
1905[5] – 1907[5]
Preceded by H. Heustis Newton[5]
Succeeded by Charles Bruce[5]
Personal details
Born December 30, 1856
Westfield, Vermont[3]
Died April 14, 1945 (1945-04-15) (aged 88)[6]
Nationality American
Political party Democratic[3]

Thomas Jefferson Boynton (December 30, 1856 – April 14, 1945) was a U.S. political figure who served in 1882 as a member of the Vermont legislature,[3] the city solicitor and the Mayor of Everett, Massachusetts[3] and as the Massachusetts Attorney General.[3]

Boynton was born in Westfield, Vermont.

1917 Massachusetts Constitutional Convention[edit]

In 1916 the Massachusetts legislature and electorate approved a calling of a Constitutional Convention.[7] In May 1917, Boynton was elected to serve as a member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1917, representing the Twentieth Middlesex District of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hennessy, Michael Edmund (1917), Twenty-five Years of Massachusetts Politics: from Russell to McCall, 1890-1915, Boston, Ma: Practical Politics, p. 349. 
  2. ^ a b Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Wright & Potter printing co., state printers, Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1919, p. 8 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Bridgman, Arthur Milnor (1919), A souvenir of the Massachusetts Constitutional convention, Boston, Stoughton, MA: A. M. (Arthur Milnor) Bridgman, p. 62 
  4. ^ Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Wright & Potter printing co., state printers, Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1919, p. 626 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Mayors of the City of Everett". Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ Bridgman, Arthur Milnor (April 14, 1945), THOMAS J.BOYNTON; Former Massachusetts Attorney General Ex-Mayor of Everett, New York, NY: New York Times, p. 15. 
  7. ^ Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Wright & Potter printing co., state printers, 1919, pp. 7–8. 
  8. ^ Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Wright & Potter printing co., state printers, 1919, p. 10. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
James M. Swift
Attorney General of Massachusetts
1914 - 1915
Succeeded by
Henry Converse Atwill