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Local 104 Business Manager Robert E. Ward (left) Paul A.G. Loughran, John Loughran, Second District International Vice President Frank J. Carroll and International Representative Brain Maher gathered to dedicate Local 104’s building to the memory of Paul A. Loughran.

Local 104 Dedicates Building
To Former IVP

March 2003 IBEW Journal

Local 104, Boston, Massachusetts, has dedicated its building in honor of former Second District International Vice President Paul A. Loughran.

Loughran, who died in July 2002, attained the highest office of any member of Local 104. He served as international vice president from 1990 to 1997, when he retired after 44 years in the IBEW.

Members named the three-year-old union office building in downtown Walpole after Loughran "in recognition of his tireless efforts on behalf of his union brothers and sisters," in the words of the memorial stone.

"Naming his local union hall after him would have made my father very happy," said Paul A.G. Loughran, Jr., at the dedication ceremony on November 16, 2002, attended by current Second District International Vice President Frank J. Carroll, Local 104 members, family and friends. A lineman like his father, Paul serves as safety director of Local 104. Loughran’s other son, John, is an inside wireman and a member of Local 103, Boston.

Loughran, who died at age 74, was a journeyman lineman who served as the local’s business manager before his appointment to the second district office. He was known for frequently telling lineman stories and was considered a lineman’s lineman by his many friends.