Teahan, John Patrick
The following data is extracted from Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts, 1639-1925.
JOHN PATRICK TEAHAN, Alderman of the city of Northampton. Massachusetts, and freight agent for the Boston & Maine Railroad Company, was born in that city October 29, 1896, son of Patrick and Mary (Clifford) Teahan. He was graduated from St. Michael's High School of Northampton and Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Massachusetts. Upon completion of his course at Williston, he entered the employ of the Boston & Maine Railroad, and has risen through successive steps to the position of freight agent at Northampton, an office of considerable importance and responsibility.
Mr. Teahan is an important factor in the Democratic councils of Northampton and the vicinity. He is secretary of the Northampton Democratic City Committee, and in 1923 was Councilman from Ward One. He now (1924) is Alderman from Ward One, and an important figure in the affairs of the City Government. He is a member of the City Committee on Finance, chairman of the City Property Committee, member of the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders and of the Committee for Soldiers and Sailors Relief. Mr. Teahan served in the World War as a member of the staff of RearAdmiral Moffatt of the United States Navy, 1918-19.
He is a member of the Northampton Council, Knights of Columbus, a Fourth Degree Knight of the Archbishop Williams Assembly, Springfield, Massachusetts; and in 1921 and 1922 was Deputy Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He is also a member of the American Legion and the Foresters of America. He is a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Northampton.
Mr. Teahan married, September 11, 1922, Georgianna St. Dennis of Leeds, Massachusetts, daughter of Edward and Matilda St. Dennis. They are the parents of one son, John Patrick Teahan, Jr., born in 1923. Mr. and Mrs. Teahan live at No. 22 Hooker Avenue, Northampton.
Source: Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts, 1639-1925