Kevin White, former mayor of Boston, 82
CHIN, BARRY GLOBE STAFF PHOTO
In 1983, an investigation produced charges of fraudulent disability pensions, bribery, extortion, and perjury that brought down several dozen businessmen and city employees, including a number of key operatives in Mr. Whites political machine. Mr. White and those close to him maintained he was clean. But in a 1988 interview, he recalled a 1983 poll he commissioned that showed something like 75 percent of the people thought I and my administration were corrupt."
White stood in the door way of a Boston University building on Feb. 2, 1991. After leaving Boston's active political life, he began teaching at the university up until his diagnosis with Alzheimer.