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Archer brothers make history as fire chiefs in Lynn and Swampscott

Brothers Graham, left, and Stephen Archer are the first Black fire chiefs of the Swampscott and Lynn Fire departments respectively. (Julia Hopkins)
Stephen and Graham Archer became ingrained in North Shore history when they became the first Black fire chiefs in Lynn and Swampscott respectively, but neither imagined that they would pursue a career in public service.  “Neither of us were the kids who would follow around fire trucks growing up,” said Graham, who grew up in…

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