|Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
January 2, 1991 – April 1, 1996
|Preceded by||George Keverian|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Finneran|
|Majority Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives|
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|
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|
January 1967 – January 1979
|Preceded by||Timothy W. Hickey|
|Succeeded by||Paul Cellucci|
|Born||October 13, 1938
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|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.
In 1996, Flaherty agreed to plead guilty to felony tax evasion for submitting false receipts regarding his business expenses. In addition, he also admitted to civil violations of state conflict of interest law for receiving free vacation housing from lobbyists.
- Edward B. O'Neill; Robert E. MacQueen. 1995-1996 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- "Massachusetts House Speaker Charles F. Flaherty charged with felony tax fraud; Will admit guilt on federal tax and state ethics allegations" (Press release). U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. March 27, 1996.
- "In the Matter of Charles F. Flaherty, Jr.". Massachusetts State Ethics Commission. March 27, 1996.
|Party political offices|
Robert Q. Crane
|Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party
Chester G. Atkins
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