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John K. Dineen, American lawyer. Bar: Maine 1954, Massachusetts 1954.


Dineen, John K. was born on January 21, 1928 in Gardiner, Maine, United States. Son of James J. and Eleanor (Kelley) Dineen.


Bachelor, University Maine, 1951. Juris Doctor, Boston University, 1954. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Cambridge College, 2001.


Partner Weston, Patrick & Stevens, Boston, 1954-1967, Gaston & Snow, Boston, 1970-1991, Peabody & Arnold, Boston, 1967—1970, partner, 1991—2000, counsel, 2000—2002. Senior counsel Nutter McClennen & Fish, since 2002. Special assistant attorney general Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, 1965-1967.

Director Dingle American Properties Ltd., Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland, since 1973. President, trustee Boston Local Development Corporation, since 1982.


  • Bar: Maine 1954, Massachusetts 1954.


Trustee emeritus Waring School, Beverley, Massachusetts, since 1981, Cambridge (Massachusetts) College. Life trustee United States Ship Constitution Museum, since 1993. Trustee, chairman Nahant (Massachusetts) Public Library., 1996-2011.

Former trustee Boston University Medical Center, Winsor School Emmanuel College, Boston, Hebron Academy, Maine, Boston Aid to the Blind, 1994-2000. With United States Army, 1946-1948. Member Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Law School Alumni Association (executive committee 1989-1991), Marshall Street History Society, Tavern Club, Union Club, Cary Street Club, Apollo Club, Norway Weary Club.


Married Carolyn Foley Reardon (deceased 1982). Children: Jane, Martha, Louisa, Jessica, John. Married Susan Lowell Wales, August 15, 1986 (deceased 2008).

Children: Theodore, Ralph, Andrew.

James J. Dineen

Eleanor (Kelley) Dineen

Carolyn Foley Reardon

Susan Lowell Wales

Jane Dineen

Martha Dineen

Louisa Dineen

Jessica Dineen

John Dineen

Theodore Dineen

Ralph Dineen

Andrew Dineen