William F. Callahan

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William F. Callahan
Commissioner of Public Works
In office
Preceded by Frank E. Lyman
Succeeded by John W. Beal
In office
Preceded by William H. Buracker
Succeeded by John A. Volpe
Chairman of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority
In office
1952 – April 20, 1964
Preceded by First
Succeeded by John T. Driscoll

William Francis Callahan (June 12, 1891 – April 20, 1964) was a Massachusetts civil servant who served as Commissioner of Public Works from and Chairman of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority from 1952 until his death in 1964. Callahan developed the Master Highway Plan for Metropolitan Boston, which included the Southwest Corridor project. The Callahan Tunnel is named after his son who was killed in action during the Second World War. He died on April 20, 1964 in Massachusetts.[1]


  1. ^ To, Spotal (April 24, 1964). "Callahan Funeral Attended by 1,000". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-12-11.