Joe Moakley

Moakley in 1953
Moakley with President George W. Bush, John Kerry, and Ted Kennedy at a bill signing ceremony in 2001

American politician who served as the United States representative for Massachusetts's 9th congressional district from 1973 until his death in 2001.

- Joe Moakley
Moakley in 1953

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Suffolk Law Lobby

Suffolk University Law School

Private, non-sectarian law school of Suffolk University located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, across the street from the Boston Common and the Freedom Trail, two blocks from the State House, and a short walk to the financial district.

Private, non-sectarian law school of Suffolk University located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, across the street from the Boston Common and the Freedom Trail, two blocks from the State House, and a short walk to the financial district.

Suffolk Law Lobby
Suffolk's old law building
Calvin Coolidge, then Governor of Massachusetts and eventual 30th President of the United States, laying cornerstone for the law building, in 1920.
Suffolk University Law School diploma conferring the Juris Doctor degree
Sargent Hall is near Boston Common
A law library reading room
Marty Meehan
John F. Tierney
Marsha Kazarosian
Ronald Machtley
William R. Keating

In 1999, after construction of the new law school building was completed, the John Joseph Moakley Library moved to its new home, on the fifth through seventh floors, in Sargent Hall.

Bridgewater State University

Public university with its main campus in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Public university with its main campus in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Nicholas Tillinghast
The campus in 1901. Tillinghast, Woodward, and Normal were severely damaged in the 1924 fire.
Boyden Hall opened in June 1926.
Gates House
Tillinghast Hall
The Art Center
Hunt Hall
Clifford House
Dr. Edward W. Minnock Institute for Global Engagement
Former Christian Fellowship Center
Maxwell Library
Rondileau Student Union (RSU), back
Moakley Center
East Campus Commons
Adrian Tinsley Center
MBTA Stop
Woodward Hall
Scott Hall
Pope Hall
Great Hills Student Apartments
Crimson Hall

The John Joseph Moakley Center for Technological Applications (1995, 49,000 sqft) is named for the late former US Representative John Joseph Moakley. This facility features computer labs and a large technologically enhanced auditorium.

Hicks (third from left) with a group of men, including mayor John F. Collins (far right) in the 1960s

Louise Day Hicks

American politician and lawyer from Boston, Massachusetts, best known for her staunch opposition to desegregation in Boston public schools, and especially to court-ordered busing, in the 1960s and 1970s.

American politician and lawyer from Boston, Massachusetts, best known for her staunch opposition to desegregation in Boston public schools, and especially to court-ordered busing, in the 1960s and 1970s.

Hicks (third from left) with a group of men, including mayor John F. Collins (far right) in the 1960s
Louise Day Hicks as a candidate for the Boston City Council, 1969

She was defeated for reelection to Congress in 1972 by Joe Moakley, a Democrat who ran as an independent.

South Boston

Densely populated neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, located south and east of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay.

Densely populated neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, located south and east of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay.

Dorchester neck can be seen on this early map of Boston in the lower right.
South Boston in 1888 ("Süd Boston" on this German map.)
John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse on Fan Pier
Mural in South Boston saying "Welcome to South Boston" in English and "Fáilte go mBoston dheas" in Irish. Also shown is a Celtic cross, the coats of arms of the Provinces of Ireland and the words "Sinn Féin" "Irish Republican Army" and "NORAID." This Mural has been torn down along with the building to make way for resident housing.
The peninsula of South Boston, featuring Castle Island and Dorchester Heights, as view from the air
Carson Beach at sunrise
Marine Park at City Point

Joe Moakley, U.S. congressman serving as a Democrat and the last chairman of the United States House Committee on Rules.

Official portrait, 2019

Stephen F. Lynch

American businessman, attorney and politician who has served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts since 2001.

American businessman, attorney and politician who has served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts since 2001.

Official portrait, 2019
Lynch in 1995
The ninth congressional district of Massachusetts in the 109th Congress. The district, numbered as the 9th district from 2001 to 2013, includes the southern fourth of Boston and many of Boston's southern suburbs, such as Brockton, Dedham, Needham, Braintree and Quincy.

Lynch announced his candidacy for the 9th district seat in 2001, when longtime incumbent U.S. Representative Joe Moakley, stricken with leukemia, decided not to seek a 17th term.

as seen from Central Wharf (2017)

John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse

Federal courthouse for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, located on Fan Pier on the Boston, Massachusetts waterfront.

Federal courthouse for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, located on Fan Pier on the Boston, Massachusetts waterfront.

as seen from Central Wharf (2017)

Named after Congressman Joe Moakley, the 675000 sqft building was completed in 1999 at a cost of $170 million and has won many design awards.

103rd United States Congress

Meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

Meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

. Joe Moakley (D)

Graph showing historical party control of the U.S. Senate, House and Presidency since 1855

101st United States Congress

Meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

Meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

Graph showing historical party control of the U.S. Senate, House and Presidency since 1855

. Joe Moakley (D)

Aerial view of Downtown Boston, 2015

Evelyn Moakley Bridge

Bridge that connects Downtown Boston to the Seaport District.

Bridge that connects Downtown Boston to the Seaport District.

Aerial view of Downtown Boston, 2015

It was named for the late wife of Congressman Joe Moakley shortly after her death.

Gómez in 1978

Leonel Gómez Vides

Salvadoran political activist.

Salvadoran political activist.

Gómez in 1978

While in exile, Gómez developed close relationships with politicians such as Senator Pat Leahy, Congressman Joe Moakley, and future Representative Jim McGovern, then working as an aide to Moakley.