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 Paul A. Dever School (Elementary)

325 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester
Built 1957
Thomas F. McDonough, Architect

Paul A. Dever (1903-1958), a Governor of Massachusetts, was born in Boston. He graduated from Boston University Law School in 1926 and began a long political career. He served as State Representative from 1928-1934, as Attorney General from 1935-1941, and as Governor from 1949 to 1953.

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What's In a Name? Names of Boston's Schools: Their Origin. Boston: School Volunteers for Boston and the Boston Public Schools, 1980.

Readers' Comments
 From: Brian Cabana, Jan. 2009

I remember I went to the Dever School for 3 and 4, Mrs. Marks for 3, Mrs. Spratt for 4th and Mr. Sugarman for 5th. It's funny I hadn't thought of a lot of this stuff in years but it was not pleasant.

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Created: March 7, 2004   Modified: September 8, 2009