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Name: Kevin M. White  
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Date of Birth: 12th June 1970
Place of Birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
Mayor Kevin White at a press conference.

This article discusses the American politician. For the athletic director of Notre Dame, see Kevin White (coach)

Kevin Hagan White (born September 25, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American politician best known as the longest-serving Mayor of Boston, a position he held from from 1968 to 1983.

White was educated at Tabor Academy, Williams College (AB, 1952), Boston College Law School (LLB, 1955) and the Harvard Graduate School of Public Administration. Prior to his term as Mayor of Boston, he served as Secretary of the Commonwealth (1960-1967).

In 1972, he made the shortlist for the Democratic Party's vice-presidential nomination. After a number of better known politicians, including Senators Ted Kennedy and Gaylord Nelson and Governor Reubin Aksew, turned down the position, White became the frontrunner for the post. However, when the Massachusetts delegation, led by famed economist John Kenneth Galbraith, voiced its opposition to White's nomination, the offer was withdrawn. Presidential nominee Senator George McGovern went on to select Senator Thomas Eagleton, who was later embroiled in a scandal and replaced with Ambassador Sargent Shriver.


In 1970, during his first term as mayor, White underwent surgery that removed two-thirds of his stomach. In 2001, the since-retired White suffered a heart attack which left him with a pacemaker. In his advanced age, he has lost hearing in his right ear and is currently suffering from Alzheimer's disease .

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