M. Brendan Fleming, American politician, Died at 90

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Martin Brendan Fleming was born on February 2, 1926, and died on May 28, 2016.

He was the mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts,

He served from 1982 to 1984.

He was also a member of the Lowell City Council for nine terms between the years of 1969 and 1992.

Professor Fleming was a faculty member in the Math Department at Lowell Technological Institute and the University of Lowell for decades.

He retired in 1996.

During 1963, he served on the Board of the Lowell Redevelopment Authority, chaired by Homer Bourgeois, President of the Lowell Union National Bank.

In that time, the Lowell Redevelopment Authority initiated a Federal Urban Renewal project which would demolish Lowell’s Little Canada neighborhood, Merrimack Manufacturing Company, and the Dutton Street Boardinghouses.

Going against Chairman Bourgeois’ wishes, M. Brendan Fleming along with several other LTI faculty members and community activist, Lydia Howard worked tirelessly to save and preserve the red brick Dutton Street Boardinghouses built in 1845.

They were not successful and soon thereafter Chairman Bourgeois replaced Fleming from the Board of the Lowell Housing Authority.

M. Brendan Fleming passed away at 90 yrs old.

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