Wednesday, September 17, 2008

James Michael Curley

James Michael Curley (1874-1958) served in the United States House of Representatives, as well as, the Mayor of Boston (4 terms) and Governor of Massachusetts. Curley led a colorful politcal life and was convicted of misconduct and served five months in jail during his last term in office. Nevertheless Curley remained popular. Several monuments have been erected to his memory. This particular one sits on a bench below City Hall in front of a bar named "The Purple Shamrock"--one of Curley's political symbols.

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