Stephen Francis Lynch was born on March 31st, 1955, and he is the fourth child of six siblings. His father Francis Lynch, was a structural ironworker, and his mother Anne Lynch, was a postal clerk. Lynch was born and raised in the Old Colony housing projects of South Boston and graduated South Boston High School in 1973, where he played on the baseball team. Stephen Lynch entered the Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program and later joined his father as a member of Boston’s Ironworkers Local 7. He worked as an ironworker for 18 years and was eventually elelected to serve as president of The Iron Workers Union. Lynch became the youngest president in the history of the 2000 member union.
On the first photo:
Stephen Lynch as a child.
On the second photo:
Baseball team of Soth Boston High School 1973. You can find Congressman Stephen Lynch in the third row, third from the left
On the third photo:
Stephen Lynch as an ironworker.