James J. Carrigan

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James J. Carrigan
Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the 1st Essex District
In office
Preceded by Charles V. Hogan
Succeeded by Walter J. Boverini
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 9th Essex District
In office
Preceded by Philip N. Carney
Succeeded by Timothy A. Bassett
Personal details
Born (1941-04-25) April 25, 1941 (age 76)
Malden, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Suffolk University
Suffolk University Law School
Occupation Teacher

James J. Carrigan is an American attorney and politician who served in the Massachusetts General Court.

Early life[edit]

Carrigan was born on April 25, 1941 in Malden, Massachusetts. He graduated from St. Mary's High School and Suffolk University and went on to work as a teacher.[1]

Political career[edit]

In 1970, Carrigan was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. During his first term, state senator Charles V. Hogan died and Carrigan won the special election to succeed him.[2] However, Carrigan was unable to win a full term, as he lost the 1972 Democratic primary to Walter J. Boverini by under 500 votes.[3]

Legal career[edit]

Carrigan later returned to Suffolk and earned a Juris Doctor from the Suffolk University Law School. He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1977.[4]


  1. ^ 1971–1972 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  2. ^ "Carrigan wins Essex county Senate seat". The Boston Globe. November 10, 1971. 
  3. ^ "Walter J. Boverini". The Daily Item (Lynn, MA). November 30, 2008. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Law Office of James J. Carrigan". Retrieved March 12, 2013.