Notable Irish immigrants with Boston ties
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Patrick Collins was the second and last of Boston’s Irish-born mayors. He was elected in 1902 and won the support of suspicious Brahmins because of his fiscal conservatism. He died in office. Twelve mayors of Irish ancestry would follow. At left is a statue of the former mayor on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
Patrick Collins was the second and last of Boston’s Irish-born mayors. He was elected in 1902 and won the support of suspicious Brahmins because of his fiscal conservatism. He died in office.

Twelve mayors of Irish ancestry would follow.

At left is a statue of the former mayor on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
(Globe File Photo / David Ryan)