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Dec 15, 2021
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William P. Linehan is a former member and President of the Boston City Council in Boston, Massachusetts.[1] He represented District 2, which includes Downtown Boston, the South End, South Boston and Chinatown.[2][3]

Bill Linehan
Member of the Boston City Council from District 2
In office
2007  December 31, 2017
Preceded by James Kelly
Succeeded by Edward M. Flynn
President of the Boston City Council
In office
January 2014  January 2016
Vice President Mark Ciommo
Preceded by Stephen J. Murphy
Succeeded by Michelle Wu
Personal details
Born South Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Residence South Boston, Boston

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Linehan was born in Boston and is the oldest of eight children. He has been active in politics since his teenage years.[2] He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Boston.[2]

Before his election to the City Council, Linehan served as the Director of Operations for the City of Boston’s Parks Department and later as the Special Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer of the City of Boston for six years.[2]

Linehan was first elected to the City Council via a special election in May 2007, following the death of Councillor James M. Kelly. Linehan was re-elected five times, until announcing in February 2017 that he would not run in the November 2017 election.[4] Linehan was president of the City Council in 2014 and 2015.

In 2014, Linehan championed a proposal to rename South Boston’s Branch Library for former Massachusetts Senate President William M. Bulger.[5]

Linehan and his wife, Judy, have four children and six grandchildren.[2]

  1. Encarnacao, Jack (2016-01-05). “Michelle Wu takes reins as Boston City Council president”. Boston Herald. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  2. “Bio: Bill Linehan”, City of Boston. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
  3. http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/getattachment/1a9ab4d2-3ee2-4926-b4de-44666191b715/
  4. Irons, Meghan E. (February 15, 2017). “Linehan says he will not seek re-election”. The Boston Globe. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  5. Fox, Jeremy. “Trying to put a tribute to William Bulger in the books”. www.bostonglobe.com. The Boston Globe. Retrieved 30 July 2014.

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