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Horace Tracy Cahill (December 12, 1894 – August 22, 1976) was an American politician who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, as Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and, from 1939 to 1945, as the 54th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. In 1944 Cahill was the unsuccessfully Republican candidate for Governor.

Horace T. Cahill
54th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 5, 1939 – January 3, 1945
GovernorLeverett Saltonstall
Preceded byFrancis E. Kelly
Succeeded byRobert F. Bradford
Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Preceded byLeverett Saltonstall
Succeeded byChristian Herter
Personal details
Born(1894-12-12)December 12, 1894[1]
New York City[1]
DiedAugust 22, 1976(1976-08-22) (aged 81)
Quincy, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican

Early lifeEdit

Cahill was born to George William and Alice Gertrude (Dallon) Cahill in New York City on December 12, 1894.[1] After his father's death Cahill moved with his family to Boston, Massachusetts.[1]


Prior to becoming a politician, Cahill served in the United States Army in World War I.[2] There is an auditorium in Braintree, Massachusetts named in his honor.[3][4]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ a b c d Sharp, James Roger; Sharp, Nancy Weatherly (2000). "American Legislative Leaders in the Northeast, 1911-1994". Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. p. 69.
  2. ^ "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Caelia to Caiman". Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  3. ^ "Braintree Town Council seeks new chambers". The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA. Retrieved 2015-11-14.
  4. ^ "Horace T. Cahill, former lt. governor". The Berkshire Eagle. Pittsfield, Massachusetts. August 23, 1976. p. 17. Retrieved May 21, 2018 – via