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Thomas Patrick Costin, American Postmaster. Recipient Outstanding Young Man Lynn award Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1955, Outstanding Young Man Greater Boston Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1956, Citation of Merit National Beautification Program, 1965, Post Office honorDevel., 1981-1982, Irishman of Year award, 1986; inducted into Classical H.S. Hall of Fame, 1993.


Costin,, Thomas Patrick was born on August 23, 1926 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas Patrick and Marquerite (Goff) Costin.


Bachelor of Science in in Government, Boston College, 1951. Master of Education, Salem State College, 1962. DDL, Calvin Coolridge Law, Boston, 1958.

Doctor of Laws, University Massachusetts, 1986.


Member city council, Lynn Council, 1947-1955; mayor, City of Lynn, 1955-1961; labor-management negitiator, Post Office Department, Washington, 1963-1967; postmaster, Lynn Postoffice, since 1961; section center manager, Lynn Postoffice, 1971-1981. Owner M. Jaffe Company, Danvers, Massachusetts, Brooklyn, since 1979, Jesmond Nursing Home, Greenleaf House, Town & Country Nursing Home, Massachusetts, since 1968, Sterling Machine Company, Lynn, since 1966.


Trustee Lynn Hospital, Union Hospital, Lynn, 1956-1984, University Massachusetts, 1980-1985. Chairman rebuild Lynn after fire, 1981-1982. Chairman Massachusetts American Cancer Society, 1980-1982.

Served as corporal United States Marine Corps, 1944-1946. Member United States Postmasters Association (national president 1968-1969, 85-86).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: classical music, swimming.


Married Rosemary Cole, October 14, 1950. Children: Thomas, RoAnn, MaryJo Marguerite, Maura, Kevin.

Thomas Patrick Costin,

Marquerite (Goff) Costin,

Rosemary Cole

RoAnn Costin,

Kevin Costin,

MaryJo Marguerite Costin,

Maura Costin,

Thomas Costin,