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Maurice Joseph Tobin (May 22, 1901July 19, 1953) was a Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, governor of the U.S. state of Massachusetts, and U.S. Secretary of Labor. May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated September 17, 1630 1820, as a city  County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... The United States Secretary of Labor is the head of the United States Department of Labor. ...


Tobin was born in the Mission Hill section of the City of Boston, on May 22, 1901. The son of a carpenter, he graduated from Boston College before entering politics as a protoge of the legendary James Michael Curley. May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Boston College is a private university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts in the New England region of the United States. ... James Michael Curley (November 20, 1874-November 12, 1958) was an American political figure who served in the United States House of Representatives, as the mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, and as governor of Massachusetts. ...


Tobin was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives at the age of 25, serving from 1927 to 1929. He served on the Boston School Committee from 1931 to 1937, before shocking the political establishment by challenging and defeating Curley in the 1937 race for Mayor of Boston. He served as Mayor from 1938 to 1945, during which time he advocated the Fair Employment Practices Bill, which prohibited discrimination based on race, color, creed, and national origin in hiring or promotion practices. In 1944, Tobin was elected Governor, and served two years from 1945 to 1947. His administration was marked by efforts to increase the benefits of unemployment insurance and workers compensation. He is also credited with the creation of MASSPORT. In 1946, he was defeated for re-election by his Lieutenant Governor, Robert F. Bradford. The Massachusetts House of Representatives is the lower house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Massachusetts Port Authority, or Massport, is an independent agency of the state of Massachusetts. ... Robert Fiske Bradford (December 15, 1902–March 18, 1983) was an American politician who served one term as Governor of Massachusetts, from 1947 to 1949. ...


Governor Tobin remained active in Democratic politics, however, and campaigned vigorously for President Truman in 1948. Upon his election, Truman appointed Tobin as U.S. Secretary of Labor, a position he held from 1948 to 1953. Shortly after he left his position as Labor Secretary, Governor Tobin died on July 19, 1953. He is buried in Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline, Massachusetts. For the victim of Mt. ... July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Seal of Brookline, MA Brookline is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ...


In 1967, the Mystic River Bridge was renamed the "Maurice J. Tobin Memorial Bridge", to honor the former governor, who ordered the bridge to be built during his one term in office. Bostons North End and the Tobin Bridge The Maurice J. Tobin Memorial Bridge, operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority, carries U.S. Highway 1 over the Mystic River in Massachusetts between Charlestown and Chelsea. ...



Preceded by:
Leverett Saltonstall
Governor of Massachusetts
1945–1947
Succeeded by:
Robert F. Bradford
Preceded by:
Lewis B. Schwellenbach
United States Secretary of Labor
1948–1953
Succeeded by:
Martin P. Durkin



Leverett Saltonstall (September 1, 1892 – June 17, 1979) was an American politician who served as Governor of Massachusetts (1939 - 1945) and as a United States Senator (1945 - 1967). ... Governor of Massachusetts Part the Second, Chapter II, Section I, Article I of the Massachusetts Constitution reads, There shall be a supreme executive magistrate, who shall be styled, The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and whose title shall be -- His Excellency. ... Robert Fiske Bradford (December 15, 1902–March 18, 1983) was an American politician who served one term as Governor of Massachusetts, from 1947 to 1949. ... Lewis Baxter Schwellenbach was an American lawyer, politician, and judge. ... The United States Secretary of Labor is the head of the United States Department of Labor. ... Martin Patrick Durkin (1894 - 1955) was a U.S. administrator. ...

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Secretaries of Commerce & Labor (19031913): Cortelyou | Metcalf | Straus | Nagel 

Secretaries of Labor (1913—): Wilson | Davis | Doak | Perkins | Schwellenbach | Tobin | Durkin | Mitchell | Goldberg | Wirtz | Shultz| | Hodgson | Brennan | Dunlop | Usery | Marshall | Donovan | Brock | McLaughlin | Dole | Martin | Reich | Herman | Chao 

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Maurice J. Tobin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (590 words)
Maurice Joseph Tobin (May 22, 1901–July 19, 1953) was a Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, governor of the U.S. state of Massachusetts, and U.S. Secretary of Labor.
Tobin was born in the Mission Hill neighborhood Boston, MA.
Tobin was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives at the age of 25, serving from 1927 to 1929.
Tobin Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (313 words)
The Maurice J. Tobin Memorial Bridge (formerly and still sometimes referred to as the Mystic River Bridge) is a cantilever truss bridge that spans the Mystic River in Massachusetts between Charlestown and Chelsea.
In 1967, the Mystic River Bridge was renamed in honor of Maurice J. Tobin, former Boston mayor and Massachusetts governor.
Tobin went on to serve as Secretary of Labor under President Harry Truman before he died in 1953.
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