DEAD: ON THIS DATE
James J. Kilroy
-American alleged “Kilroy was here”
James J. Kilroy (September 26, 1902 – November 24, 1962) was a worker at the Fore River Shipyardwho is believed to have been the origin of the “Kilroy was here” expression.
DEATH: After the war, James Kilroy served as a member of the Boston City Council and the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He died on November 24, 1962 at the age of 60.