Charles Flaherty

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Charles Flaherty
Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
January 2, 1991 – April 1, 1996
Preceded by George Keverian
Succeeded by Thomas Finneran
Majority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
January 2, 1985 – January 2, 1991
Preceded by W. Paul White
Succeeded by Richard A. Voke
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 27th Middlesex district
In office
January 1979 – April 1, 1996
Preceded by Sherman Saltmarsh, Jr.
Succeeded by Alice Wolf
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 3rd Middlesex district
In office
January 1967 – January 1979
Preceded by Timothy W. Hickey
Succeeded by Paul Cellucci
Personal details
Born October 13, 1938
Boston, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic Party
Residence Cambridge, Massachusetts
Alma mater Boston College

Charles F. Flaherty (born October 13, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a U.S. politician who served as a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1967-1996. He was the House Majority Leader from 1985–1990 and the Speaker of the House from 1991 to 1996.[1]

In 1996, Flaherty agreed to plead guilty to felony tax evasion for submitting false receipts regarding his business expenses.[2] In addition, he also admitted to civil violations of state conflict of interest law for receiving free vacation housing from lobbyists.[3]

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Party political offices
Preceded by
David E. Harrison
Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party
1971-1977
Succeeded by
Chester G. Atkins