1927 – James Thomas Lynn was born 27th of February in Cleveland, Ohio.
1948 – Graduated from Western Reserve University.
1951 – Lynn graduated from Harvard Law School.
1960-1969 – Worked for Jones, Day, Cockley and Reavis, Cleveland’s biggest law firm.
1969 – Named as General counsel for the Department of Commerce.
1971 – Became undersecretary for the department.
1973-1975 – Lynn was sworn in as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
1975-1977 – Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Lynn joined the Board of Aetna in the 1970’s, and served as its President and Chairman in the 1980’s.