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John M. Coyne
Mayor of Brooklyn, Ohio
In office
1948–1999
Treasurer of Brooklyn, Ohio
In office
1944–1946
Personal details
Born (1916-11-11)November 11, 1916
Brooklyn, Ohio, U.S.
Died July 21, 2014(2014-07-21) (aged 97)
Brooklyn, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Ruth Jean Coyne (deceased)

John M. Coyne Sr. (November 11, 1916 – July 21, 2014) was an American politician. He served as the mayor of Brooklyn, Ohio from 1948 to 1999. He is the longest consecutive serving mayor in United States history. Coyne continued to live in the city.

He was reportedly responsible for the country's first seat belt (in 1966) and mobile phone laws for motorists.

Coyne died in Brooklyn, Ohio from natural causes, aged 97.


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