Congressman Stephen F. Lynch


Democratic Congressman Stephen F. Lynch is an American politician. He served in the Massachusetts Legislature as a Representative in the United States House of Representatives for Massachusetts since 2001. After high school, he worked alongside his father; then he became an apprentice ironworker. He was the only boy out of six children, and he was very attached to his father’s path. He enrolled at Boston College Law School and graduated in 1991.

The experience of working with ironworkers and as a lawyer has given him a deep concern for social problems. He became interested in politics at a young age after he became president of The Workers Iron Union when he was only 30 years old, the youngest person to ever do so. He entered politics by winning a seat as a Representative in the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, and then he became the Senator in the Massachusetts State Senate. He married in 1992 to Margaret Shaughnessy. They have a girl named Victoria, and they also raised Lynch’s niece, Crystal.

Stephen Lynch attended and graduated from South Boston High School. Afterwards, he pursued a career for almost two decades as an ironworker, attending night school to earn an undergraduate degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Construction Management. He became very involved with his local union and became the youngest President of it. He then attended Boston College in pursuit of a law degree and began practicing law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire shortly after. He became involved in public service and politics during his career as a lawyer. After he was elected to both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and State Senate he attended Harvard University and received a Masters from the School of Government for Public Administration.





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This exhibit was created by Laura Daniels, Sydney Reiter, Nicholas Teske, Beatrice Sidoli, Joe Pizziferri, and Eddie Hauswirth for Professor Allison's History of Boston class.