Hynes, John B., 1897-1970
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:
Mayor Hynes places new signal lights in operation, Charles Street center gate, Boston Common to Public Garden, 1951 May 21
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.
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.