1897 – John B. Hynes was born.
1946 – He was city clerk of Boston under James Michael Curley during Curley.
1947 – Curley was serving five months in prison in 1947 for official misconduct, Hynes served as acting mayor.
1949 – Hynes decided to challenge Curley in the election and defeated him.
1951 – Because of a change to the mayoral election system, the next election was held and Hynes again defeated Curley.
1955-1960 – Hynes defeated Curley a third time and went on to serve as mayor.
1970 – John B. Hynes died.