Tip O’Neill would have turned 100 this year and his birthday (Dec. 9, 1912) was celebrated a little early on Thursday by family, faculty and alumni at Boston College. During his time as the 55th speaker of the House of Representatives between 1977 and 1987, O’Neill raised money for the construction for his alma mater’s library, and created the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Scholarship Fund.
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