James Hennigan, Jr., lawmaker, school panel member, dies at 92

James Hennigan, Jr.

James William Hennigan Jr., the former state representative, state senator, school committee member, and register of probate, died last Friday at 92.

Mr. Hennigan, the father of former Boston city councillor and now Suffolk County clerk-magistrate Maura Hennigan, was a veteran of the US Coast Guard, who served during World War II and the Korean War, according to his obituary. He served in the Legislature from 1953 to 1964, was a member of the Boston School Committee from 1970 to1974, and Suffolk County Register of Probate from 1973 to 1977. His funeral was held on Jan. 9 at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury.