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  Flynn, Raymond L. "Ray"
NameRaymond L. "Ray" Flynn
Boston, Massachusetts , United States
Born July 22, 1939
Died Still Living (80 years)
ContributorNot in Public Domain
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 20, 2017 05:07am
Tags Conservative - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro-Life - Catholic -
InfoRaymond Leo Flynn (born July 22, 1939) was the Mayor of Boston from 1984 to 1993, and later the American ambassador to the Vatican (1993 - 1997). Although a life long Democrat he is a pro-life activist.

Ambassador Flynn began his political career as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1971 to 1979, representing the South Boston neighborhood of the City of Boston during the turbulent Busing Crisis of the early 1970s. He later served on the Boston City Council from 1978 to 1984, before successfully running for Mayor. Following his service as United States Ambassador, Flynn ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House seat in 1998, being vacated by U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy, II.

Prior to entering politics, Ambassador Flynn was an All-American basketball player at Providence College, was selected Most Valuable Player in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) during his senior year, and was the last player cut from the then-World Champion Boston Celtics.

He is the author of two books: The Accidental Pope and John Paul II, The Pope And The Man.


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  09/15/1998 MA District 8 - D Primary Lost 17.46% (-5.42%)
  07/01/1993 US Ambassador to Holy See (The) Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1991 Boston Mayor Won 74.58% (+49.17%)
  09/24/1991 Boston Mayor - Primary Won 67.29% (+48.12%)
  11/03/1987 Boston Mayor Won 67.47% (+34.94%)
  09/22/1987 Boston Mayor - Primary Won 70.39% (+43.38%)
  11/15/1983 Boston Mayor Won 65.07% (+30.14%)
  10/11/1983 Boston Mayor - Primary Won 28.86% (+0.16%)
  11/03/1981 Boston City Councillor Won 9.54% (+1.53%)
  09/22/1981 Boston City Councillor - Primary Won 7.75% (+0.00%)
  11/06/1979 Boston City Councillor Won 7.86% (-0.28%)
  11/08/1977 Boston City Councillor Won 7.60% (-0.37%)
  11/04/1975 Boston City Councillor Lost 6.07% (-2.90%)
MA US Senate - Nov 06, 2012 R Scott Brown
Boston Mayor - Nov 03, 2009 D Michael F. Flaherty
Boston City Councillor - At-Large - Nov 08, 2005 N Edward M. Flynn
MA US President - Nov 07, 2000 R George W. Bush
MA District 8 - D Primary - Sep 16, 1986 D Joseph P. Kennedy II
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