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Hynes, John B., 1897-1970


Biographical Note

John Bernard Hynes was the son of Irish immigrants, born in the South End of Boston on September 22, 1897. After service in the Air Corps in World War I, he began his city employment as a Health Department clerk. He went to the Auditing Department and then as chief clerk in Mayor Curley's office. He went to law school nights and won a law degree from Suffolk University in 1927. Two years later he became assistant city clerk and after service in World War II as a lieutenant colonel, became city clerk in 1945.

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Basilica Vaticana Di San Pietro model

 Digital Image
Identifier: 0299001-005-002

Cambridge and Warren Streets, Brighton

 Digital Image
Identifier: 0299001-005-027

Mayor John B. Hynes, 1950-1951, 1952-1955, 1956-1959, undated

Identifier: 5210004_015_042
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Photographs and other images collected by the Boston Landmarks Commission for reference use and for publications as well as photographs taken by the Landmarks Commission documenting their work and city neighborhoods.

Dates: undated

[Mayor John B. Hynes and Cardinal Cushing laying cornerstone], 1958

 Item — Box: 47, Folder: People
Identifier: 7020001-0290
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection documents the history of the Boston City Hospital from 1864-1996. Parts of this collection were originally in the custody of the Boston City Hospital Library. The collection includes Board of Trustees minutes and records; published reports of the hospital; administrative files of the hospital and of the library; financial records of the hospital; historical files and news clippings compiled by the library over time; holdings of the library including medical texts dating...
Dates: 1958

Mayor John B. Hynes collection

Identifier: 0243.001
Scope and Contents

The Mayor John B. Hynes collection contains personal papers of the former mayor collected after his time in office. The papers include personal correspondence, employment and miltary service records, and various forms of personal memorabilia including certificates, awards, diplomas, poetry and writings, photographs, newspaper clippings, and multiple scrapbooks. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings and articles from Hynes's early tenure as mayor in 1950 and 1951.

Dates: 1891-1893, 1915-1966, undated

Mayoral addresses

Identifier: 0200.001
Scope and Contents

Includes two compilation volumes of addresses from 1822-1867 and printed copies of annual and inaugural addresses of the Mayor from 1824-1980 with gaps.

Dates: 1822-1980 with gaps

Swearing-in, 1957 December 1

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 9
Identifier: 0299001-006-006