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Thomas P Costin, Jr

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Preceded by  Arthur J. Frawley
Battles/wars  World War II
Succeeded by  M. Henry Wall
Preceded by  Arthur J. Frawley
Name  Thomas Costin,
Battles and wars  World War II
Political party  Democratic
Role  Politician
Spouse(s)  Rosemary
Party  Democratic Party

Service/branch  United States Marine Corps

Allegiance  United States of America

The Thomas P. Costin Jr. Post Office Dedication | May 24, 2019


Thomas P. Costin, Jr. (born 1926) was a Massachusetts politician who served as the 45th Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts.

Costin served eight years on the Lynn City Council before being elected mayor in 1956. At the age of 29, he became the youngest mayor in Lynn's history.

As mayor, he proposed and spearheaded an urban renewal plan which targeted the Brickyard neighborhood of Lynn in an effort to make the city more attractive to industry and give it the ability to compete with surrounding communities' shopping malls but the program ultimately failed to deliver on its promises.

A close friend of John F. Kennedy, Costin lead the voter registration drive during Kennedy's 1958 Senate Reelection campaign. Costin was a Kennedy delegate to the 1960 Democratic National Conventions. Costin was appointed Lynn District postmaster by the President in 1961. He was reportedly a finalist for the position of United States Postmaster General in 1976.

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Thomas P. Costin, Jr. Wikipedia


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