||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
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.