Patrick J. McManus

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Patrick J. McManus
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54th Mayor of
Lynn, Massachusetts
In office
Preceded by Albert V. DiVirgilio
Succeeded by Edward J. Clancy, Jr.
Majority 3,708[1] (1991 election).
Member of the Lynn, Massachusetts
City Council
In office
1986[2] – 1992[2]
Personal details
Born July 20, 1954
Lynn, Massachusetts
Died July 10, 2009(2009-07-10) (aged 54)[3]
Lynn, Massachusetts[3]
Nationality United States American
Spouse(s) Debra Dorgan[1]
Children Laura E. Christensen;
YiYi S. McManus;
Susannah D. McManus;
Marni N. McManus;
John R. McManus.[1]
Parents Kathryn “Kay’’ (Gainey)[1] McManus and Robert A. McManus
Alma mater Lynn English High School, 1972;
Bowdoin College;
Suffolk University, M.B.A.;
Boston College, J.D.[1]
Profession Lawyer and accountant[1]

Patrick J. McManus (July 20, 1954 – July 10, 2009) was a Massachusetts attorney and politician who served as the 54th Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts.

Early life[edit]

McManus was born in Lynn to Robert A. McManus and Kathryn "Kay" (Gainey) McManus.[3]

Member of the Lynn City Council[edit]

In 1985[4] McManus was elected to the first of three terms[2] on the Lynn City Council.[1]

In 1990, McManus was a finalist for the Town Manager's position in Saugus, Massachusetts.[5] The job went to Massachusetts Department of Revenue Deputy Commissioner Edward J. Collins, Jr.

Mayor of Lynn[edit]

In 1991 McManus was elected Mayor by 3,708 votes over incumbent mayor Albert V. DiVirgilio,[1] McManus received 13,601 votes, to DiVirgilio’s 9,893.[1] McManus served as mayor from 1992 to 2002.[4]

2009 election and death[edit]

On June 9, 2009, McManus formally announced that he would run against incumbent Mayor Edward J. Clancy, Jr. in that year's election. On July 10, 2009 McManus was found dead in his home.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Stickgold, Emma (July 15, 2009), Patrick J. McManus, 54; mayor of Lynn for 10 years, Boston, MA: The Boston Globe, p. 14 
  2. ^ a b c Castello, Caitlin (July 12, 2009), Former Lynn mayor wanted to run again; McManus died suddenly Friday, Boston, MA: The Boston Globe, p. Metro; 4 
  3. ^ a b c The Daily Item (July 13, 2009), Patrick McManus, 54, Lynn, MA: The Daily Item 
  4. ^ a b The Boston Herald (July 14, 2009), OBITUARY; Patrick J. McManus, 54, former mayor of Lynn, Boston, MA: Boston Herald Inc., p. 20 
  5. ^ Dabilis, Andy (December 16, 1990). "Towns Note Surge in Applications for Manager Posts". Boston Globe. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  6. ^ McCabe, Kathy (July 16, 2009). "A city mourns former mayor". Boston Globe. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Albert F. Divirgilio
Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Edward J. Clancy, Jr.