Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Ray Flynn

Ray Flynn

Professional Background:

Ray Flynn served the people of his city and state in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1971 until 1978 and on the Boston city Council from 1978 until 1983.  From 1984 through 1993 Ray served as the most popular mayor in the history of Boston.  In 1993 he was appointed by President Clinton as United States ambassador to the Holy See.  While mayor of Boston he served as chairman of the US Conference of Mayors’ committee on hunger and homelessness; some of his urban policy proposals were adopted in federal legislation, including the community Housing Partnership Act and The Competitive Cities Act. He helped to write and to lobby for the passage of the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, the first federal legislation on behalf of the homeless.


B.A in Public Administration from Providence College

M.A in Education from Harvard University

Point Of Interest:

Ray has openly professed his faith in Christ, and stands for the dignity of the human person that his friend and spiritual father, Pope John Paul II, proclaimed to be the definitive end and goal of the political community. Through his witness and example, he has taught us that political success need never be at the cost of a relativism that would compromise the truth about the human person.

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