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Raymond Francis Rourke
File:Raymond F. Rourke.png
73rd Mayor of
Lowell, Massachusetts[1]

In office
1978–1979
Preceded by Leo J. Farley
Succeeded by Robert C. Maguire
Member of the
Lowell, Massachusetts City Council[1]
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives[1]
47th Middlesex District[2]

In office
1957[1][2] – 1975
Preceded by Patrick Plunkett
Succeeded by Edward A. LeLacheur
Personal details
Born October 10, 1917[2][3]
Lowell, Massachusetts[2]
Died May 24, 2004[1]
Lowell, Massachusetts[1][3]
Resting place St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lowell.[1][4]
Political party Democratic[2]
Spouse(s) Rita LaCoss[1][3]
Children Raymond R. Rourke;
Maureen A. Rourke;
Arthur T. Rourke;
Richard P. Rourke;
John P. Rourke;
Nancy L. Rourke;
Timothy M. Rourke[1]
Residence 1283 Lawrence Street, Lowell, Massachusetts[2]
Alma mater St. Peter's Grammar School,[1] Keith Academy,[1] Lowell Commercial College[1]
Occupation Firefighter[2]
Religion Roman Catholic[1]
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch U.S Navy[1]
Rank Third class petty officer[1]
Battles/wars World War II[1]

Raymond Francis Rourke (October 10, 1917 – May 24, 2004) was an American politician and firefighter who served for many years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and as the seventy third Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts.

References[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 The Boston Herald (May 27, 2004). "Raymond F. Rourke, 86, Lowell mayor, firefighter.". Boston, Massachusetts: The Boston Herald. p. 72.. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 O'Neil, Edward B. (1975). "Public Officials of Massachusetts 1975-1976". Boston, Massachusetts: Commonwealth of Massachusetts. p. 281.. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Lowell Sun (May 25, 2004). "Raymond Francis Rourke Renowned Political Figure in Lowell, Former Mayor, State Rep, Firefighter; 86.". Lowell, Massachusetts: The Lowell Sun. 
  4. The Lowell Sun (May 26, 2004). "ROURKE". Lowell, Massachusetts: The Lowell Sun. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Leo J. Farley
73rd Mayor of
Lowell, Massachusetts

January 1, 1978 – 1979
Succeeded by
Robert C. Maguire

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