John MacGovern

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John MacGovern
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 2nd Middlesex district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1991
Preceded byWalter Bickford
Succeeded byGeoff Hall
Personal details
Born (1951-07-14) July 14, 1951 (age 68)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationDartmouth College (BA)

John F. MacGovern (born July 14, 1951) is an American politician who represented the 2nd Middlesex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1983-91.[1] He was the Republican nominee in the Massachusetts's 5th congressional district election in 1990, losing to incumbent Chester G. Atkins 52% to 48%.[2] He later moved to Vermont. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Vermont Senate in 2004[3] and 2006.[4] He unsuccessfully ran as the Republican nominee for the United States Senate seat held by Bernie Sanders in the 2012 election.[5]


  1. ^ 1989–1990 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  2. ^ "Atkins Concedes Lousy Bookkepping". Worcester Telegram & Gazette. March 28, 1992.
  3. ^ "Further state election results". The Burlington Free Press. November 4, 2004.
  4. ^ Smallheer, Susan (November 9, 2006). "Windsor elects two Democrats, re-elects one to state Senate". Rutland Herald.
  5. ^ Ring, Wilson (August 28, 2012). "Vt. Democratic AG race too close to call". Boston Globe. Retrieved August 29, 2012.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Richard Tarrant
Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Vermont
(Class 1)

Succeeded by
Brooke Paige