Philip N. Carney

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Philip N. Carney
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by Michael J. Carroll
Succeeded by James J. Carrigan
Personal details
Born (1919-06-06)June 6, 1919
Lynn, Massachusetts
Died December 27, 2005(2005-12-27) (aged 86)
Nahant, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Bentley School of Accounting and Finance
Boston University

Philip N. Carney was an American politician from Lynn, Massachusetts who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Early life[edit]

Carney was born on June 6, 1919 in Lynn, Massachusetts. He attended Saint Mary's Boys High School, Bentley School of Accounting and Finance, Boston University School of Business Administration. Prior to entering politics, Carney worked in real estate.[1]


From 1954 to 1957, Carney was a member of the Lynn City Council.[1] In 1961 he ran in the special election fill the vacancy in the Massachusetts House of Representatives caused by the death of Michael J. Carroll. He won the Democratic primary over John F. Clancy by one vote and defeated Republican John F. Boot 3590 to 3173 in the special election.[2][3] During his tenure, Carney brought forth legislation to build the Nahant Street area seawall along Lynn Shore Drive.[2] He left the House in 1971.

Later life[edit]

Carney lived in Nahant, Massachusetts and Naples, Florida during his final years. He died on December 27, 2005 in Nahant.[2]


  1. ^ a b 1969–1970 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  2. ^ a b c "Philip N. Carney". 
  3. ^ "Democrats, GOP Each Place Two In Legislature". The Boston Globe. March 29, 1961.