0200/0245. White, Kevin H.
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Kevin H. White was elected the 45th Mayor of Boston on November 7, 1967. He was elected to a second term on November 2, 1971, a third term on November 4, 1975 and a fourth term on November 6, 1979. Kevin H. White was born in Jamaica Plain on September 25, 1929 to Joseph and Patricia Hagan White. His father, father-in-law and grandfather all served as presidents of the Boston City Council and were long active in many areas of Boston political life. He attended Boston public schools and graduated from Tabor Academy, Williams College and Boston College Law School. He also studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Public Administration. He married Kathryn Galvin in 1956 and they had five children. From 1956-1960, he served as assistant district attorney for Suffolk County. In 1960, he became the youngest man in the history of Massachusetts to be elected Secretary of State. He was reelected in 1962, 1964 and 1966. On May 26, 1982, Mayor White announced he would not seek reelection for a fifth term as Mayor of Boston.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Deputy Mayor Katherine Kane collection
Scope and Contents
Records donated by former Deputy Mayor Katherine Kane who served under Mayor Kevin H. White. Includes records relating to Boston 200, Cultural Affairs and the Arts. This collection is unprocessed.
Dates: circa 1968-1983
Mayor Kevin H. White records
Scope and Contents note When Mayor Kevin H. White left office in 1983, he gifted the records of his administration to the Boston Public Library, as at that time there was no city archives. The records were closed sometime after that by the Attorney General and research was restricted. In the early 1990s, Dick Dray, a former advisor under Mayor White, doing business as Boston Research Associates, attempted to organize and describe the records with the intention of writing a book on Mayor White. At some point, this...
Dates: 1929-1999 (bulk, 1968-1983)
Found in: City of Boston Archives / Mayor Kevin H. White records