Kevin White, mayor through era of change, dead at 82 ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page The Boston Globe Mayor Kevin White at a press conference on July 26, 1968. The Boston Globe Kevin Hagan White was born on Sept. 25, 1929, in Boston. The Boston Globe White served as mayor from 1968 to 1984. Along with his wife, Kathryn, he took part in this Columbus Day Parade in East Boston on Oct. 12, 1968. The Boston Globe Mayor White spoke with James Brown at the Boston Garden on April 5, 1968, a day after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Both were praised for their roles in preventing the rioting that affected other cities after King’s murder. The Boston Globe White ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1970. The Boston Globe A May 1970 photograph shows the mayor with a model of a proposed redevelopment of Faneuil Hall Plaza. The Boston Globe This June 11, 1970, photo shows White arriving at a construction site in the city. The Boston Globe White strode down East Broadway in South Boston as part of the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 16, 1975. The Boston Globe White addressed union members gathered in the lobby of City Hall on May 7, 1976. The Boston Globe The mayor is shown visiting a school on Sept. 7, 1983. The Boston Globe Mayor White's last day in office was Dec. 30, 1983. The Boston Globe White headed out on his last day as mayor. The Boston Globe Former mayor Kevin White in his offices at Boston University on Dec. 21, 1989. The Boston Globe Former mayors Ray Flynn and Kevin White got together with Mayor Thomas M. Menino (center) for a photo shoot at the Public Garden in January 2003. david l ryan/globe staff Mayor White unveiled his statue at Faneuil Hall on Nov. 1, 2006.