Kevin B. Harrington

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Kevin B. Harrington
President of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Preceded byMaurice A. Donahue
Succeeded byWilliam M. Bulger
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
from the 2nd Essex District
In office
Preceded byHerbert Tuckerman
Succeeded byJohn G. King
Personal details
Kevin Brian Harrington

(1929-01-09)January 9, 1929
Salem, Massachusetts[1]
DiedNovember 27, 2008(2008-11-27) (aged 79)
Danvers, Massachusetts[2]
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Kathleen M. Carney
Alma materSaint Louis University
Suffolk Law School

Kevin Brian Harrington (January 9, 1929 – November 27, 2008) was a Massachusetts politician who served as President of the Massachusetts State Senate.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Harrington attended Saint Louis University on a basketball scholarship. He taught government and history and coached basketball at Merrimack College.

He was a member of the Salem City Council during 1957-1959 and was elected to the State Senate in 1958. He became Senate President in 1971. He retired from the Senate in 1978 amid an investigation into a $2,000 illegal campaign check he allegedly cashed in 1970.[2]

Kevin B. Harrington Student Ambassador Program - Saint Anselm College[edit]

Harrington was a member of Saint Anselm College Board of Trustees and was instrumental in the creation of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at the college. Because of his work at Saint Anselm College, The Kevin B. Harrington Student Ambassador Program is named in his legacy.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Irving N. Haden and Lawrence R. Grove. 1959-1960 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  2. ^ a b Caitlin Castello (November 30, 2008). "Kevin B. Harrington; elevated state schools as Senate leader". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
Political offices
Preceded by
Maurice A. Donahue
President of the Massachusetts Senate
1971 – July 31, 1978
Succeeded by
William M. Bulger