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Paul Cronin

AKA Paul William Cronin

Born: 14-Mar-1938
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Died: 5-Apr-1997
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Spring Grove Cemetery, Andover, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Massachusetts, 1973-75

Republican, formerly a Selectman of Andover, MA. Elected to the Massachusetts State Legislature at the age of 28, the youngest politician at that time to become a legislator. Run a successful campaign against John Kerry in 1972 for the Massachusetts 5th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Kerry had rented an apartment in Lowell, MA, so he could enter the election; as such, he was pegged as a carpetbagger by the local press. Bad publicity combined with a third-party candidate dropping out of the race days before the election sealed Cronin's victory. However, Cronin lost his own re-election bid in 1974 in the wave of anti-Republicanism following Richard M. Nixon's resignation months earlier. Cronin ran another unsuccessful campaign for the same position in 1992. He was instrumental in forming the Lawrence Girls' Club, though he insisted that its buildings be named not for him, but for his mother.

Mother: Anna Marie Cronin

    University: BA, Boston University (1962)
    University: MPA, John F. Kennedy School of Government (1969)

    US Congressman, Massachusetts 5th (3-Jan-1973 to 3-Jan-1975)
    Congressional Staff for Rep. F. Bradford Morse
    Massachusetts State House of Representatives (1967-69)

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