Thomas Finneran

Thomas Finneran DEMDemocrat

Politician in Massachusetts, US

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Thomas FinneranDEMDemocrat Politician in Massachusetts, US
74
Years of Age
26
Years of Experience
MAResidence (state)

Thomas Michael "Tom" Finneran (born January 27, 1950), is a radio talk host and former Massachusetts Democratic politician who served as Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from April 1996 to September 2004. He represented the district that included parts of the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park as well as parts of the town of Milton for 26 years. He resigned and accepted the position of President of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. He subsequently resigned in 2007 after pleading guilty to criminal obstruction of justice, in a court case about his testimony about his influence and participation in the redistricting process following the 2000 census. He was disbarred in 2010 (retroactive to January 23, 2007).

Education4 - 4 of 2
Boston College Law School
JD
1978
Northeastern University
BS Business Administration
1973
Past Positions1 - 3 of 3
Representative
Massachusetts House of Representatives
1978 - 2004
Speaker of the House
1996 - 2004
Attorney
Finneran Byrne Drechsler & O'Brien
1982 - 1996
Other Experience1 - 3 of 3
Board of Directors
Boston Center for Blind Children
Community Advisory Board
Dorchester Young Men's Christian Association
Former Trustee
Massachusetts Environmental Trust