Harvard Kennedy School mourns the death of Jerome Rappaport of Stuart, FL

By | December 7, 2021

Jerome Rappaport Cause of Death – Passed Away: Jerome Rappaport, a philanthropist from Stuart, Florida, died early Monday morning at his home in Lincoln, surrounded by his family. He was 94 years old when he died. At the time of this publication, the circumstances surrounding his death are unknown. Jerome Rappaport was a reformer and developer in politics.

Jerome Rappaport was born in the Bronx, New York. he moved to Massachusetts. Jerome graduated from Harvard Kennedy School where he received an M.P.A. in 1963. He started his career as a political activist, attorney, real estate developer and one of Boston’s most influential philanthropists. In 1946, Jerry Rappaport founded the Harvard Law School Forum.

Rappaport is also known for his philanthropy in Boston, Massachusetts, and Stuart, Florida. The Boston City Council declared August 17, 2015, to be “Jerry Rappaport Day.”

“We’re so sad to have heard of the death of an all-time great Boston real estate developer & friend of our
@JPPlunkett. Jerome Rappaport Sr, 93 y/o, & best known for his generational redevelopment of the city’s West End in the ‘50s, was truly iconic. Red heart to Jerry Jr, Jim & family.”

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We are yet to confirm details for the obituary and funeral arrangements of Jerome Rappaport. We ask that the privacy of the family be respected until details are made public.