Michael F. Skerry

Michael Francis "Mike" Skerry[1] (January 3, 1908 – September 28, 1989) was a Massachusetts legislator; he served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for six terms, from 1941–1957, and was the speaker from 1955 to 1957. Skerry served as delegate from the 8th District of Middlesex County to the Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts in 1944 and again in 1956. Michael Skerry began his political career in 1936 when he was elected to the Medford Board of Aldermen, representing Ward 1 for four years. After leaving the Massachusetts Legislature, Skerry served as clerk of the Malden District Court from 1957 to 1978. Michael Skerry died on September 30, 1989.

Michael F. Skerry
Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Preceded byCharles Gibbons
Succeeded byJohn F. Thompson
Personal details
BornJanuary 3, 1909
Medford, Massachusetts
DiedSeptember 30, 1989(1989-09-30) (aged 80)
Laconia, New Hampshire
Political partyDemocratic Party
ResidenceMedford, Massachusetts
ProfessionSalesman,[1] Politician, Clerk of Courts

The personal papers of Michael Skerry which document his career in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1955-1959 are contained in the John F. Kennedy Library National Archives and Records Administration, Boston Massachusetts.


  1. ^ a b 1957-1958 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Gibbons
Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
1955 — 1957
Succeeded by
John F. Thompson