Pasquale Caggiano

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Pasquale Caggiano
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Mayor of
Lynn, Massachusetts
In office
January 1972 – April 1972
Preceded by J. Warren Cassidy
Succeeded by Walter F. Meserve
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
12th Essex District
In office
Preceded by Walter A. Cuffe
Succeeded by George J. O'Shea, Jr.
Member of the
Lynn Massachusetts
City Council
At Large[1]
In office
Personal details
Born August 31, 1909[1]
Boston, Massachusetts[1]
Died April 13, 1972(1972-04-13) (aged 62)
Political party Democrat[1]
Spouse(s) Olga A. (Foglietta) Caggiano[2]
Occupation Undertaker[1]
Nickname(s) Patsy

Pasquale 'Patsy' Caggiano (August 31, 1909 – April 13, 1972) was a Massachusetts politician who served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and as an At Large City Councilor and the 49th Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts.

Caggiano, was orphaned as a child, he went into the mortuary business and opened up a funeral parlor in Winthrop.[3]

Caggiano served on the Lynn City Council from 1950 to 1951. From 1952 to 1957 he was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.[1] In 1956 he ran for United States House of Representatives seat in Massachusetts's 7th congressional district, losing in the Democratic primary. In 1958 Caggiano was appointed associate commissioner of labor and industries by Governor Foster Furcolo.[4]

Caggiano ran for Lieutenant Governor in 1960 and 1962, but was ruled off of the ballot in 1962 due to 127 "not genuine" signatures.[5] In 1964 he was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Massachusetts. In 1968 he lost in the Massachusetts House of Representatives election in the 12th Essex District.

Cagiano was finally elected mayor of Lynn on his seventh attempt, however shortly after he became mayor he died of cancer.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Hayden, Irving N. (1955), 1955–1956 Public officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, p. 113 
  2. ^ The Boston Globe (August 28, 1983), "Olga A. Caggiano Helped Manage Funeral Home", The Boston Globe, Boston, MA 
  3. ^ a b Murphy, Jeremiah V. (October 27, 1991), "Old-time mayors gone, but memories linger", The Boston Globe, Boston, MA, p. NORTH WEEKLY 2. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Rep Caggiano Gets $8000 State Labor Position". The Boston Daily Globe. May 9, 1958. 
  5. ^ Osoff, Jeffery A. (August 15, 1962). "Caggiano Ruled Off Ballot; Board Eyes Connolly List". The Boston Daily Globe. 
Political offices
Preceded by
J. Warren Cassidy
Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts
January 1972
April 1972
Succeeded by
Walter F. Meserve