The R oslindale Famous


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stephen c. davenport

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Stephen C. Davenport, born June 27, 1924 in Roslindale was an American lawyer, accountant, and politician.  He is a graduate of Boston University and Boston University Law School. He became a member of the Massachusetts Senate from 1965 to 1969 and of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1961 to 1965.  Davenport was a candidate for Mayor of Boston in 1967. Prior to serving in the Massachusetts General Court, Davenport served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston from 1950 to 1961.  As a state representative, he served Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury.  Mr. Davenport served as a Navy Jet fighter in World War II and the Korean War.  



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Stephen Soldz born in November 1952 is a psychoanalyst, clinical psychologist, professor, and anti-war activist.  Soldz is director of the Social Justice and Human Rights program at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.  He received media attention as a vocal critic with regard to using psychological torture by the US Government during the War in Iraq and the War on Terror.  Soldz publicly challenged the American Psychological Association to ban the involvement by professional psychologists in the interrogation of enemy combatant prisoners held by the CIA and Defense Department.  In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, he publicly accused psychologists attached to the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay of using torture techniques on detainees and coauthored an article on psychological torture at with Julian Assange.  Outside of politics, Soldz and Leigh McCullough co-edited the 1999 book Reconciling Empirical Knowledge and Clinical Experience: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy, published by the American Psychological Association. Also in 1999, Soldz and George E. Vaillant published their article "The Big Five Personality Traits and the Life Course: A 45-Year Longitudinal Study" in the 'Journal of Research in Personality. The journal's editors later named the Soldz-Vaillant article as the publication's most important paper for that year.

marian walsh

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Marian Walsh was born July 20, 1954 in Roslindale.  She is an American author, consultant, lawyer and former politician.  She is also a former State Senator in the Massachusetts Senate where she served 9 terms, and a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives where she served two terms.  She was the first woman to serve in the Massachusetts State House and the State Senate from her district.  Walsh authored Run, a book about running for political office as well as started a campaign school at the Kennedy Library.  Walsh graduated from Ursuline Academy and Newton College of the Sacred Heart with a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies. She went on to earn a Master's degree in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and earned a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School.  Walsh is the former Chief Administrator at the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.  During her time at the district attorney's office she established the Victim/Witness Assistance Program. She also established the Homicide Response Team and the Organized Crime Division.  She was later appointed Assistant Director of Governmental Relations for the Massachusetts Medical Society where she served as a lobbyist.  Walsh was named one of Boston's 100 Most Powerful Women by Boston Magazine in 2003.  She was also named Legislator of the Year by various groups; including the Environmental League of Massachusetts, the State Police Association, the YMCA, the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern Massachusetts, and the ALS Society of Massachusetts. She was named one of Boston's Ten Most Outstanding Young Leaders by Boston Jaycees in 1990 and was awarded the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Abigail Adams Awards Recognition for Service in 2010. (source: Wikipedia)